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Posted inCentral Europe & Baltics, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

MEDIA: The Economic Strain in the Baltic States

THE INDEPENDENT BALTIC MEDIA HAVE fought aggressively and more successfully than their former Soviet peers. The influence of state-owned radio stations has declined; Russian-language media have decreased radically; and many new television stations and newspapers have emerged. Most newspapers are now privately owned, although they have significantly smaller circulations than their state-controlled predecessors and are dependent on advertising revenue.