Latvians put under tabloid torch

  • 1999-10-07
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - Since stories about the Baltics appear so rarely in the Western press, Latvians say it would be nice if those scarce column inches were, if not favorable, then at least fair. But some here are angry at a recent article they say is a one-sided smear.Published in The Sunday Times of Sept.26, a story, entitled "Top shops use Europe's 'gulag' labour," described terrible conditions for workers in Eastern European textile plants that make clothes for leading British retailers. It described the sexual exploitation of female workers in Bulgaria, low pay and poor living conditions for those i...
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