In protecting the principles of a democratic society and media independence, SORAINEN is providing pro bono legal assistance to the newspaper BAUSKAS DZÎVE (BDz) in its fight with Iecava Regional Council (Council) over publishing of journalistic articles and advertising in the municipal newspaper Iecavas Ziòas. BDz has asked the Council to stop publishing these items in the municipal newspaper, but the Council has so far avoided responding to BDz’s basic request. However, the Administrative District Court has imposed an obligation on the Council to respond to BDz’s application by 15 August 2016.

For more information on the case, click here (in Latvian).

The client is being advised by partner Agris Repšs, senior associate Andris Tauriòš and associate Jorens Jaunozols.