Journalist fabricated celebrity interviews

  • 2003-09-11
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - A young Estonian journalist cheated the country's major newspapers byfabricating interviews with international cultural celebrities, the EestiEkspress weekly reported Sept. 4. Only two out of nearly a dozen interviewshe published since 2000 were authentic.The truth came out when the editor of the cultural weekly Sirp decided tocheck whether Argo Riistan's interview with billionaire George Soros wasreal. It turned out Riistan had never met him nor contacted his office.Valle-Sten Maiste, social and essay section editor for Sirp, said he decidedto check if the interview was real beca...
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