Mr. Pauls Raudseps

Mr. Pauls Raudseps

Columnist, Magazine "IR"


Pauls Raudseps is one of Latvia’s leading journalists and commentators. He writes on a wide variety of topics, including economics, politics, international affairs, and history. Born in the United States, Mr. Raudseps received a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from Harvard University. In 1990, he moved to Latvia to work for the Popular Front, the organisation that led the fight for Latvian independence. He was one of the founders of Diena, which was for many years Latvia’s leading daily newspaper. Having worked for almost 19 years at the newspaper as managing editor and editorial page editor, he left Diena in October, 2009, to help found the independent weekly news magazine and website “Ir”, where he is both a commentator and chairman of the advisory board.

The Future of Democracy – New Understanding of Free Speech and Responsibility?

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In the digital age, the mobilisation of societal groups via digital platforms, the rise of domestic violent extremism and the spread of polarisation have changed the fabric of democracy. This sparks a question regarding how to preserve the democratic values and maintain a civil conversation while respecting differences in our societies. It remains to be […]