Threats to the Free Press in the Baltic States: Assessing the Impact of Government Policies and the Financial Crisis
May 05, 2011 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
The 2008 economic crisis had a dramatic impact on the societies and economies of the Baltic States. To give a sense of the scale: in Latvia, GDP plummeted from 11.9 percent in 1996 to -19 percent in 2009. Two journalists from the region, Inga Springe and Dainius Radzevicius, asserted that among the many other consequences of the crisis, it has had a significant impact on the quality of the media. The panelists discussed the impact that these developments may have on democracy in the region.
October 17, 2007 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Robert J. Kaiser, Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
January 26, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss, Senior Research Analyst, USAID Development Information Services and Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland-College Park