Telegraf 's the paper that loves to whine

  • 2005-06-01
  • By Gary Peach
For a foreign journalist, it is immensely interesting to observe the polarization of Latvia's media. But then at times it can be equally frustrating, if not agonizing.Normally polarization 's i.e., degradation of professional standards 's is most pronounced during occasions of seminal importance, such as EU and NATO accession, implementation of the school reform program, or the visit of a U.S. president. The latter was particularly intriguing, and no doubt the undisputed prize for absurd coverage of the event would go to Telegraf, a Russian-language daily that is one of the most popular wit...
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