Author Jukka Rislakki to speak at Embassy on October 23

02.12.2014. 19:09
You are cordially invited to a:


The Case for Latvia – Disinformation Campaigns against a small nation; Fourteen Hard Questions and Straight Answers about a Baltic Country

by Jukka Rislakki

When: Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00 PM

Where: Embassy of Latvia 2306 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC, 20008

Jukka Rislakki was born in 1945. He received MA, political science, University of Finland and also graduated from the Sanoma School of Journalism. „Helsingin Sanomat” journalist; Baltic correspondent from 1998 -2001. Now lives in Jurmala, Latvia, as a freelancer and writer. Since 2008 he is also a political cartoonist at the Latvian newspaper "Diena". Jukka Rislakki has received many prizes on journalism and non-fiction writing in Finland and Latvia. He has published several books on history, the Baltic countries and popular culture as well as biographies in Finland, Latvia and the US.

His most recent book "The Case for Latvia" is about a Baltic nation that emerged from fifty years under the Soviet Union - interrupted by a brief but brutal Nazi-German occupation and a devastating war - now a member of the European Union and NATO. Yes, but what else?

Jukka Rislakki examines undocumented charges against Latvia and provides an outline of Latvia's recent history while attempting to separate documented historical fact from misinformation and deliberate disinformation. His analysis helps to explain why the Baltic States (population 7 million) consistently top the enemy lists in public opinion polls of Russia (143 million). His knowledge of the Baltic languages allows him to make use of local sources and up-to-date historical research.

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