Less and less Latvian residents believe that the press in the country is completely free.

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Most Latvians doubt that the press in the country is completely independent, a SKDS research center survey showed. The results were published in the account on Twitter by the director of the center Arnis Kaktins.

“Only 22% of residents believe that the press in Latvia is completely free. 55% believe that it is only partially free, and 14% think that it is absolutely not free,” wrote Kaktins.

As can be seen from the graph, in recent years, the number of respondents skeptical about press freedom has only increased – in 2013, 27% of respondents believed in press freedom – 5% more than now.

The most optimistic about this, the Latvians were set up in 2004, but even then only a little more than a third of the respondents (36%) said about complete freedom of the press.

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