Ethics Council

On 25 March 2021, the Ethics Council was appointed at the general meeting of the members of the “Latvian Media Ethics Council”.

The competence of the Ethics Council includes:

  • consideration of complaints submitted by natural and legal persons and the delivery of an opinion on ethical offenses committed by the media;
  • handling complaints from media, media companies, and journalists and issuing an opinion in the event of a violation of the code of ethics, or a restriction on the media’s freedom of expression;
  • expressing an opinion on issues related to the threat or influence of the media, the deterioration of the state of the media sector, and the editorial autonomy or independence, or other circumstances in which the media can pursue its objectives
  • the organisation of public conferences presenting the Ethics Board's expertise, and expert reports on various issues of media ethics, activity and environmental research and survey results.

The Ethics Council consists of:

Andris Ķēniņš. Head of the Ethics Council. Delegated by Latvian Broadcasting Association;
Skaidrīte Lasmane. Deputy Head of the Ethics Council. Delegated by Latvian Journalist` Association;
Daiga Sproģe.  Delegated by JSC “DELFI”;
Aleksandrs Mirlins. Delegated by the Association of Press Publishers;
Guntars Līcis. Delegated by JCS “Latvijas Mediji”;
Anda Rožukalne. Delegated by Ltd “Novadu Ziņas”;
Baiba Liepiņa.  Delegated by Latvian Advertising Association;
Andris Saulītis. Delegated by SLtd “Latvijas Televīzija”;
Aivars Pastalnieks. Delegated by Ltd “ŽURNĀLS SANTA”.

Decisions of the Ethics Council are available in the section Ethics Council`s decisions.

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