I am Latvian freelance journalist reporting in English mainly for Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle weekly radio shows, covering various current affairs topics beginning from socioeconomics to security and history since autumn 2009.
I have extensively reported news and delivered in-depth stories about Latvian banking sector, especially money laundering and corruption, politics, economics, security, defence and energy while working as a Latvia correspondent with Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news agency from spring 2015 to autumn 2020.
My background is in broadcast media – both radio and TV.
I have extensive experience of working as a fixer in Latvia for newspapers, online, radio and TV. Among the media companies are BBC Scotland’s Eòrpa, BBC World Service, The New York Times, The Economist, Title Role’s Crimes That Shook Britain, the Netherlands’ Nieuwsuur and others.
Previously I have worked with the weekly news investigative TV3 programme "Nekā personīga" in Latvia. I have also worked as a news presenter at TV3 news service in Riga, on the news desk at public broadcaster Radio Latvia and as the station's foreign correspondent in the UK. Besides, I have worked with Free Speech Radio News and PRI's "The World".
I have graduated from Riga Stradinš University, and I earned a master’s degree in Radio at Goldsmiths College in London. I did an internship with the BBC World Service radio programme Europe Today at that time.
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