HRC Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2018

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional measures taken by the State party: [..] (h)The development and implementation of the Action Plan for Promoting Non-discrimination 2017–2019, the establishment of the Department of National Minorities in 2015 and the adoption of the Action Plan for Roma Integration into Lithuanian Society for the period … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2018"

National Threats Assessment, 2018 (excerpts)

[.] Protection of Constitutional Order Political and social movements promoting Russian influence [..] Even though the organizations and movements supporting aggressive Russian foreign policy have slightly different ideas, their hostility towards the EU and NATO and the involvement in Russian information campaigns is their common feature. For instance, in 2017, movements supporting Russian policy sought … Continue reading "National Threats Assessment, 2018 (excerpts)"

National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2017

Information Security Russia’s Information Policy Changes and Projects against Lithuania [..] In 2016, another Rossiya segodnya associated and Russia’s financed propaganda media outlet baltnews.lt has continued its intensive activity inLithuania. The website conducted information attacks against Lithuania exploiting society-sensitive topics: holocaust, refugees, terrorism, fuelled ethnic confrontation [..] Protection of the Constitutional Order Russia’s Compatriot Policy … Continue reading "National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2017"

Recommendations by Russia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Rejected by Lithuania – 100.58 Eliminate discrimination on the basis of language in the areas of education and employment (Russian Federation); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.133 Ensure freedom of opinion and expression in line with the international obligations of Lithuania (Russian Federation); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.155 Adopt an appropriate law on national minorities (Russian … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2016

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"