Latvia: LSM English service celebrates 10-year anniversary

Latvian public broadcaster LSM’s English-language service is celebrating its tenth anniversary, having launched on 1 July 2014, initially to cover Latvia’s European Council presidency, LSM reports. Despite a small team of just two employees, the service has persisted against expectations, often facing and overcoming threats of closure. It has played a crucial role during events like the COVID-19 pandemic, providing vital information and countering disinformation. The team expresses scepticism about AI’s role in journalism, highlighting the importance of human editorial judgment.