Latvia - Alerts
Leonids Jakobsons was attacked in the stairwell of his apartment building as he returned home after work. After firing shots at him at close range, his two assailants beat him and kicked him.
IPI is alarmed by the apparent disregard for source protection laws and press freedom demonstrated by the police in the course of their investigation.
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has voiced support for investigative TV journalist Arta Giga following her dismissal as director of state-owned LTV's extremely popular weekly current affairs programme "De Facto," which has on several occasions exposed abuse of authority and corruption by politicians.
(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is an IFJ media release:
(WAN/IFEX) - The following is a 4 July 2005 letter to Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis:
(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a 27 April 2005 IPI letter to President Vaira Vike-Freiberga:
Please show your support for IFEX member Nabeel by joining our Thunderclap campaign just in time for his birthday on 1 September, and days before his hearing on 5 September, calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Nabeel, whose health has been severely compromised by the conditions of the arrest and imprisonment.
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