When the press is the problem

  • 1998-08-20
  • By Paul Goble
WASHINGTON - The new free press in many post-communist countries may be contributing to social and political problems there rather than helping to resolve them.This is especially true in countries where the reading public is split along linguistic lines.That is the disturbing conclusion of a detailed study of how Latvian and Russian newspapers in Latvia covered issues of citizenship and naturalization in that Baltic country during 1997.The daily Diena, one of the few publications issued in both languages in Latvia, printed the study of Latvian press in one of its weekly supplements Dosug, p...
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