An Interview with Arturas Racas, A Defiant Critic of Lithuanian Journalism


Arturas Racas has spent over 25 years as a journalist in numerous high-profile positions, which included representing France’s AFP, and heading up BNS, a reputable Lithuanian news agency. But he has been closely watched by Lithuania’s State Security Department ever since moderating star-studded discussions at a debate club that they deem too pro-Kremlin.

49-year old Racas is currently embarking on his new endeavor, the launching of an ambitious news portal – one he insists is telling the news “differently” — took time out from his hectic schedule to sit down with The Baltic Times. Read the interview here.