Estonia: No need for state to regulate Estonian media: Interior Minister

Estonia’s Minister of Interior, Lauri Läänemets (SDE), does not support the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority’s (TTJA) proposal to begin monitoring media bias in news programmes, ERR reports. The ministry’s media adviser, Andres Jõesaar, rejected the idea as well. Speaking on ETV’s “Aktuaalne Kaamera,” Jõesaar stated that there was no problem that required such regulation, and that media self-regulation was sufficient. Jõesaar is currently drafting amendments to the law regulating media. Läänemets assured that the state would continue to suppress Russian propaganda, but stressed that freedom for other media must be ensured.