A major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today
While initiatives by the country’s ruling coalition haven’t seen the press attacked on the same levels as neighbouring Poland, the government’s resolve seems clear: the media must be more controlled
To highlight the most pressing concerns for press freedom in Europe, Index’s Mapping Media Freedom correspondents discuss the violations the stood out most
RTR Planeta, a Russian language channel broadcasting in Lithuania, has repeatedly run into conflict with the country’s television regulator.
Lithuania has banned a Russian TV channel for “inciting discord, warmongering [and] spreading disinformation” according to the country’s media regulator.