English News Sources in and about Latvia
To stay on top of Latvia’s latest news or to take a deeper dive into the culture, politics, security, or business topics, use the list of publications below.
eng.lsm.lv/ – the English language site of the Lsm.lv, a news source operated by the two public broadcasters of Latvia: Latvian Television and Radio Latvia. It covers Latvia’s current news, and global affairs that matter to Latvia’s citizens.
leta.lv/eng/ – the English language site of the only local Latvian news agency LETA, that offers daily news about Latvia and the world.
latviaweekly.com/– the independent podcast that offers weekly analysis of Latvia’s international affairs and major events happening in Latvia.
News from the region
baltictimes.com/news_latvia/ – the site of the last remaining English language generalist newspaper The Baltic Times. It covers the latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Some articles can be accessed free of charge, but the full version is available only to subscribers.
en.rebaltica.lv/ – the English site of the non-profit organisation Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica. It focuses first and foremost on Latvia but covers the entire Baltic region. The team behind it produces in-depth investigations covering a wide array of topics, such as corruption, crime, finances, entrepreneurship, health, human rights, and disinformation.
bnn-news.com/category/baltics/latvia – a regional news source that offers news from Estonia and analysis of the Baltic economy, business, and political events.
emerging-europe.com/tag/latvia – the news site of the Emerging Europe Alliance for Business Services, Innovation, and Technology. This organisation is an international lobby of businesses, associations, local and national governments, NGOs, and individuals representing former Soviet Bloc countries. The team behind the site offers reports and interviews, and covers the important events in the region.
Commentaries and analysis
balticworlds.com/tags/latvia/ – the online version of the Stockholm-based quarterly magazine Baltic Worlds. The magazine focuses on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe and contains peer-reviewed analytical texts, features, and interviews by professional freelance writers.
neweasterneurope.eu/tag/latvia/ – the online version of the Warsaw-based bi-monthly print magazine New Eastern Europe that focuses on Central and Eastern European affairs and sometimes publishes exclusive reports or analyses on the Baltic States. Some of the online content is free of charge, but most of the texts are available only to subscribers.
upnorth.eu/category/news/latvia – the web magazine focusing on Northern Europe, that covers politics, foreign policy, music, art, design, architecture, and culture and offers its audience podcasts and videos.
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