Kai Joost, Baltic Reports
TALLINN — What would you do for a free laptop? Would you write more favorably about the person that gave it to you? That’s the compromise a group of Estonian journalists are being accused of from other media outlets and even President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
The journalists in question are Janek Luts, Kuku Radio editor; Urmo Soonvald, Delfi.ee editor; Väino Koorberg, Õhtuleht editor. Urmas Oru, the general director of Channel 2 is also involved. Each took part in a RIA Novosti media forum for journalists from former Soviet countries held in Moscow at the beginning of December. Besides covering all airplane tickets and expensive hotels in the center of the city, all participants were given free laptops as well.
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Estonian journalists under fire for Kremlin gifts