On Wednesday, 8thof May, the Ministry of Justice will hold discussion "Protection of Latvian information space".

Jānis Bordāns, the Member of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, admits that in modern hybrid war conditions, the security of information space plays a crucial role in ensuring development and independence of the country.

One of the tasks of the Ministry of Justice is to promote the development of legal thinking and consciousness of public in accordance with the principles of a democratic state. A democratic country must provide information platform for its citizens to express their views and freely exchange information, while avoiding the use of such freedoms for open or subversive undermining of the country's constitutional foundations, stresses J. Bordāns.

Jānis Maizītis, the Director of the Constitution Protection Bureau, Normunds Mežviets, the Head of the Latvian State Security Service, Jānis Sārts, representative of the Military Intelligence and Security Service, Director of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence ("StratCom"), Jānis Siksnis, the Executive Director of the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence, Zane Vāgnere, the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Aiga Grišāne, the Head of the Media Policy Department, Mārtiņš Kaprāns, researcher at the University of Latvia, non-staff counsellor of the Minister of Culture, Guntis Ščerbinskis, the Chief Editor of the LV portal, and Juris Jurašs, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice will participate in the discussion.

 

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Representatives of the media will be informed about the main conclusions and the necessary directions of action to strengthen the security of the Latvian information space at a press briefing, which is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Ministry of Justice, room 250 (Brīvības bulvāris 36).