Putin’s spies?

LATVIA – Residents of Latvia 

As noted by researchers of the Saeima Analytical Service in the review «Regulation of Audiovisual Electronic Media and Internet Resources to Limit Russian Propaganda», last year, of the TV programmes produced in Russia, Latvian audiences mostboften watched – movies, TV series, concerts, music shows and comedy programmes.

Putin's spies?
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The review by the analytical service notes that humorous characters are generally used as a propaganda tool whose target audience is viewers both in Russia and abroad.

According to the researchers, audiovisual media have a much more direct and powerful impact than print media, and messages can be conveyed through them that cannot be expressed in written form.

By October 2022, more than 14,000 cases of pro-Kremlin disinformation had been identified, representatives, data from the Saeima Analytical Service. In an attempt to justify its own aggression against Ukraine, Russia has engaged in continuous and concerted propaganda against civil society in the European Union (EU) and neighbouring countries, seriously distorting and manipulating facts, thus undermining EU values and fundamental rights of its citizens.

Data sources: jauns.lvnra.lv

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