5.3.7 Mass media
Activities of the Press in Latvia are regulated according to the Law on Press and Other Mass Media (1991).
The new Electronic Mass Media Law was adopted in 2010. The previous Law on Radio and Television (1995) was outdated and not in accordance with the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (see also chapter 4.2.6).
In 2012, a working group has been established by the National Electronic Mass Media Council to elaborate amendments to these laws. The main problems are discussed in the National Strategy of Electronic Mass Media 2012-2017 (adopted in 2012, available in Latvian).
Chapter published: 08-10-2014