Law on Equal Treatment Article 2. Definitions [..] 9. Direct discrimination means any situation where one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions or views, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion, … Continue reading "Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)"
[..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is concerned about the strong prejudices and negative sentiments prevailing in the State party towards members of vulnerable and minority groups, in particular migrants, Muslims and Roma. It is also concerned that hate speech and incitement to hatred targeting these groups, as … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019"
Protection of constitutional order Russia manipulates democracy in order to influence social and political processes [..] The Russian ruling elite, under the veil of attention to its diaspora – an objective intrinsic to democratic countries – implements subversive compatriot policy aimed at fomenting ethnic discord in the Lithuanian society. During his address at a plenary … Continue reading "National Threat Assessment 2019 (excerpts)"
I. Key findings [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations [..] 13. [..] The Advisory Committee regrets that the Press, Radio and Television Support Fund does not have a separate funding line for minority media. [..] II. Article-by-article findings [..] Article 6 of the Framework Convention Tolerance and intercultural dialogue [..] 48. … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2018"
Information security [..] The media, namely, television, the press and the Internet, remains as the main instrument aimed at consolidating a favourable narrative for Russia. Russian TV channels broadcasting the official government position and spreading pro-Russian propaganda are targeting, first and foremost, the domestic audience in Russia but are accessible and visible in all the … Continue reading "National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2016"
SUMMARY Since the adoption of ECRI’s fourth report on Lithuania on 22 June 2011, progress has been made in a number of fields. [..] The authorities also developed the new Action Plan for Roma Integration into the Lithuanian Society 2015 – 2020 which includes, inter alia, measures in the areas of housing, education, employment and … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Lithuania (excerpts on employment & media), 2016"