Estonia: Proactive legislation needed to protect media space: official

Estonia needs proactive legislation to restrict “harmful foreign media outlets,” in addition to sanctions imposed on Russia, Andres Jõesaar, media adviser at the Estonian Ministry of Culture, stated, ERR reports. He conceded that the recent controversial proposal by the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) to monitor media bias was “badly worded.” However, Jõesaar insisted that Estonia needed to find the most effective methods to protect its information space, arguing that current legislation was insufficient. He suggested that media executives propose solutions how to shut down channels that pose national security threats. “There is an information war where Estonia is under attack,” Jõesaar pointed out.

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