The front line for truthful reporting

  • 1999-11-25
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA – The old saying that truth is the first casualty of war is being borne out in Chechnya as the Russian authorities systematically manipulate reporting about the conflict. As the Kremlin tries to keep the foreign media at a distance, one Latvian journalist has found himself used in an extensive disinformation campaign.Despite years of experience covering Bosnia, Kosovo and the first war in Chechnya for Latvia's Diena newspaper, Atis Klimovics found new difficulties in trying to report on the Russian military intervention. Numerous requests for permission to cover the conflict were reje...
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