January 28, 2021

LATVIA: PROVIDE TRANSPARENT REASONS FOR DISMISSAL AND APPOINTMENTS, SEEMO URGES

LATVIA, 05/10/2017
Vienna, 5 October 2017 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) voiced concern after the sudden dismissal of a Latvian Radio Board member by the broadcast body, the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), was announced and became effective on 28 September.

<p>After NEPLP expressed non-confidence against board member Sigita Roke (Sigita Roķe), two new members were installed yesterday, 4 October. Una Klapkalne was appointed as the Chairwoman of the Management Board of Latvian Radio and Marite Tukisa (Mārīte Tukiša) as a Management Board member for financial management for five year terms.

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