Lithuania ’s state television closes Russian-language news

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Thu Jul 5 13:28:10 UTC 2007

Lithuania's state television closes Russian-language
4th, 2007

04.07.2007, 12.22

VILNIUS, July 4 (Itar-Tass) - Lithuania's state-run television
LTV<>will close the Russian-language news
program in September. On Tuesday, the
LTV authorities voted unanimously for this decision.
LTV Director-General Kestutis Petrauskis said the rating of the
Russian-language daily news makes up only one percent. "Lithuania that
repeatedly blames some foreign mass media for misinterpretation of its
policy rejects one more opportunity – it sounds paradoxically – to deliver
first-hand information to people," Tatyana Yasinskaya, who chairs the
Russian culture centre in Lithuania, said in her comments. "Whether a
program can have any other rating, if it is shifted to off-peak hours in the
broadcast calendar - 17:20 pm, when people are returning home from work,"
she said.


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