New Russian news service Sputnik fails to recruit journalists in Tallinn

  • 2015-04-22
  • from wire reports and TBT staff, TALLINN

The Deputy Director-General of the Estonian Security Police, Martin Arpo, said on the television show Forum that the Russian Sputnik media channel does not seem to have been successful in recruiting co-workers in Estonia, Delfi reports.

"Right now, there are no signs of success for them," said Arpo in response to a question about recruitment by Sputnik.

The Russian state-owned media channel Russia Today launched the international news service Sputnik News last year. The channel, which is intended to broadcast Russia's perspective on world events in 30 languages, plans to open a representative office in Tallinn. As previously reported in The Baltic Times, earlier this year the news service started looking for journalists who could work for a website and radio station planned for Estonia.