Integration monitor is a daily Latvian press digest on ethnic minority and society integration issues. The Monitor reviews the biggest Latvian dailies: Diena, Latvijas Avize, Neatkariga (in Latvian language), Vesti Segodnya (in Russian language). In specific cases other information sources are used. Latvian Centre for Human Rights is not responsible for information published by the media.
- 20% of Latvian employers would be ready to employ refugees
- Media report about fake news spread through Twitter about a young girl robbed by asylum seekers in Latvia
According to the survey conducted by “CV-Online”, 20% of Latvian employers would be ready to employ refugees if those have corresponding language and professional skills and are ready to do low qualified jobs. Among employers from the Baltic states who are planning to hire new employers in 2016, the most optimistic about employment of refugees are Latvian employers – 47% would be ready to do it (comparing to 42% In Estonia and 40% in Lithuania.) Neatkariga
Media report about fake news spread through Twitter about a young girl robbed by asylum seekers in Latvia. The information widespread after it got retweeted by the mother of the MP from the nationalists party Janis Dombrava. It was retweeted also by at least 50 state officials, including the Parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Justice Janis Iesalnieks. Verifying the information, it was found that the initial source of information is an anonymous comment published on one of the local online news portals. The State Police also denied that it has information about such incident. Neatkariga