The Russian Information War in Lithuania (in Swedish, article in English)

Publicerad 19 July, 2014
11 pages

The crisis in Ukraine has resulted in Lithuania also becoming a target for Russia’s information warfare. What does this propaganda war look like?

The report “The Russian Information War in Lithuania” summarizes the developments in Lithuania and illustrates how Russia uses soft power to pursue its interests. In the current situation, important points of attack are focused on discrediting Lithuania’s international engagement, history and energy policy initiatives. The report also describes the countermeasures that Lithuania has implemented, including a temporary ban on broadcasting Russian TV channels.

– The situation in the Baltic countries has been given far too little space in Swedish media. The countries are subjected to great pressure and threats from the Russian side. It is important that the problem is shown from a Baltic perspective and that the consequences for Sweden are being considered, says author Jakob Ljungman.

Read an article (in English) about the report here.

ljungman-webJakob Ljungman has a BA in Political Science from Lund University and is interested in propaganda’s role in modern warfare. He has previously interned at the Swedish Embassy in Lithuania and worked in the Swedish Armed Forces.