Sputnik appears to be targeting Russian-speaking audiences in the Baltic states with negative reporting about NATO, in part… Read more
A new Sputnik show on YouTube and Facebook, in which pro-Kremlin expert Armen Gasparyan discusses current events in international… Read more
Fear of Kremlin influence was one of the driving forces of political campaigns ahead of Latvian elections,… Read more
During Latvia’s parliamentary election day on October 6, the sound of the Russian national anthem and images of the… Read more
Russian state-owned media outlets in Latvia showed a clear preference in visual representation towards so-called “Russian” parties… Read more
Several influential channels on Facebook pivoted from their primary topics — engaging memes, selling water and providing an informal… Read more
Nika Aleksejeva is a digital researcher covering the information space in the Baltic states, Russia, and the region. Previously, she worked as a journalist for local media outlets in Latvia. Before joining the DFRLab Nika was with Infogram, a popular data visualization startup. Her formal education in communication science and political science combined with practical knowledge about the information technologies and data analysis helps her to provide deeper insights into relevant affairs in the digital engagement spaces.