aA
Commenting on recent reports that the rebroadcasting of one more Russian TV channel could be suspended in Lithuania, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that such bans are not the best way to fight propaganda. Instead, he says, Lithuania should create high-quality alternatives.
Linas Linkevičius
Linas Linkevičius
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

"Overall, I really do not think that prohibiting something is the right way to fight propaganda, despite the fact that these are not even sources of information but more like sources of lies. However, banning will not help us solve the problem. We must create conditions for alternatives, high-quality information, so that people have options and this way we would solve the problem," the minister told to the radio Žinių Radijas on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania announced that it had sufficient evidence on various irregularities committed by a Russian TV channel whose rebroadcasts in Lithuania could be banned in the near future. The channel remains unnamed. A decision is expected not earlier than on 20 June.

Previously Lithuania banned another Russian TV channel, RTR Planeta, from the country's airwaves due to violations of information law.

Meanwhile the Ukrainian TV channel Ukraine Today will be launched in Lithuania on Thursday.

Elta EN
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.

MPs initiating impeachment proceedings against Rozova

Members of the Lithuanian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defense (CNSD) are...

Police free Polish citizen kidnapped for ransom

Lithuanian police have freed a Polish citizen who was kidnapped for ransom and also detained his...

President to skip Holocaust forum in Israel

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has decided not to go to a major Holocaust commutation event in...

Panevezys mayor faces new corruption suspicions

Lithuanian prosecutors and the Special Investigation Service (STT) said on Monday they a conducting...

Police: there was no girl kidnap in Vilnius

There was no girl kidnap in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital's police said on Friday night.

Top news

MPs initiating impeachment proceedings against Rozova

Members of the Lithuanian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defense (CNSD) are...

New rector of Vilnius University elected

Rimvydas Petrauskas , dean of Vilnius University 's Faculty of History, has been elected its rector...

Bad news for travel lovers from Wizzair

Hungarian airline Wizz Air will no longer fly from Vilnius to Reykjavik and Athens as of late...

Lithuanian scientists create new breakthrough technology

Panevėžys Mechatronics Center (PMC) announced about the creation of a new breakthrough technology...

President to skip Holocaust forum in Israel

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has decided not to go to a major Holocaust commutation event in...