Freelance journalist based in the Baltics. Taking assignments in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia's Kaliningrad region. Covers international relations, media policies, social movements, educational and cultural developments. Winner of Prix Philippe Chaffanjon 2017 award for the best multimedia story in France.
In a timely and important film, David Baddiel explores the multi-faceted nature of Holocaust denial in an attempt to understand what motivates this dangerous phenomenon and why it is on the rise.
Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, has opened up public outdoor spaces to cafés and bars to boost the local economy, but the move has created conflicts as well as benefits.
In the Baltic states on Europe’s eastern edge, the corona pandemic has breathed new life into bots and propagandists of all creeds and colors. But it has also provided those fighting disinformation a new sense of purpose.
A booze tax war has broken out between Estonia and Latvia, but, at a border town on the frontline, there is little sign it’s had much impact. The majority of sellers here are outsiders. Buyers are just passing by and benefits of the trade flow back to the capitals.
Rukla is one of four locations in the Baltics hosting NATO battlegroups deployed as a deterrent to neighbouring Russia, a situation that’s dramatically increased the region’s geopolitical significance. However, this doesn’t help solve the village’s long-lasting local problems.
What happens when you raise the drinking age and restrict opening hours in a country renowned for its heavy consumption of alcohol?
Interviewing Vytautas Landsbergis for ARTE documentary on Baltic Symbolism.
The team of three journalists traveled to Russia’s Kaliningrad, Lithuania, and Poland to understand how and why, since Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, the Eastern Baltic region has fallen into anxiety and paranoia.