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IQ4: Can progressive stories survive our post-truth era?

On 6 April Rita Ruduša joined us to share her experience as a veteran journalist and author reporting and telling progressive stories in Latvia just as it gained independence from the USSR.
In a time of blazing debates on fake news and post-truth, Rita explained how facts can still move, convey and convince.

 

Rita Ruduša

Journalist and author

Executive Director of the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence, Rita Ruduša has been a journalist and editor since the early nineties. She was among the first special correspondents following Latvia’s independence, where she covered fast cultural and political changes at a key moment for Europe. 

She has worked for progressive media, both in print and broadcast, and is the author of the book Forced Underground about homosexuals in Soviet Latvia.