The Estonian Newspaper Association and the Association of Estonian
Broadcasters express concern over the situation that has evolved
around the private station NTV in neighbouring Russia. The takeover
of the TV station by a state-funded company is alarming, and it
makes it questionable whether
NTV can exercise editorial freedom.
We call on the authorities of the Russian Federation to act in
a way that would guarantee the independence of a major media outlet,
and we support the reporters of NTV in safeguarding the free media.
Estonian Newspaper Association,
Association of Estonian Broadcasters
Letter sent to:
Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
cc:; news agencies, newspapers, radio and TV stations
Estonian Newspaper Association, tel 00 372 646 1005, email@example.com
Association of Estonian Broadcasters, tel 00 372 628 4112, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Estonian Newspaper Association unites 46 newspapers published
Association of Estonian Broadcasters unites 27 private TV and radio
stations in Estonia.