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    NEPLP head Kezbere does not step down

    RIGA, Sept 9 (LETA) - Dace Kezbere, the head of the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), will not step down from her positions, while parliament human rights and public affairs committee head Artuss Kaimins (KPV LV) has decided to initiate a dismissal procedure.

    In the middle of this past summer Kezbere said that she was considering stepping down from the position and would announce her final decision at the committee's meeting on September 9.

    Kezbere told LETA today that she will not step down because she cannot afford not to ensure the council's further operations - one of the council's members is on a business trip, another one will go on a trip in a week, other council members have their vacations coming up.

    The NEPLP head said she did not know what the situation will be like in November and December. Also, some changes might be brought along with adoption of the new public media law.

    Meanwhile, Kaimins said that Kezbere's decision is an unpleasant surprise. "I believe she may not continue work at NEPLP both due to reputation and professionalism," said Kaimins. He will propose the committee and cooperation partners to initiative a procedure of dismissal.

    As reported, Justice Minister Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party) said earlier that Kezbere should be dismissed from the NEPLP. The Latvian Journalists' Association turned earlier to Saeima, claiming that NEPLP members be fired. The association is asking Saeima to assess NEPLP members' performance as soon as possible, as well as to introduce a new public media management system.

    • Published: 09.09.2019 14:24
    • Anastasija Tetarenko, LETA
    • Ainars Leijejs, LETA
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