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The newspaper was originally published in Latvian and Russian but now only appears in Latvian. Its readership consists mainly of urban intellectuals. In 2008 the publisher was acquired by the British family-owned company, Rowland Company. Many members of the editorial staff left the paper in protest and founded the competing product Cita Diena, which has now merged with the online paper Ir. The newspaper Diena now belongs to Riga Commercial Port.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: liberal
Circulation: 31,000 (2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Friday

Location: Riga, Latvia
Publisher: Riga Commercial Port
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1990

Mūkusalas ielā 15
LV - 1004 Rīgā
Phone: 00371-6706 3300

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1.  Diena - Latvia | 23/04/2015

Don't lump all Russians together on May 9

The celebrations on May 9 marking the anniversary of the end of World War II remain controversial in Latvia. Every year hundreds of Russians celebrate ... » more

2.  Diena - Latvia | 07/04/2015

Loyal Russians sought for new TV programme

After Latvia's National Electronic Media Council gave its approval for a new Russian-language TV station the liberal daily Diena wonders who will be responsible for ... » more

3.  Diena - Latvia | 29/03/2015

Don't make schools islands of puritanism

The Latvian parliament is discussing a draft law banning school textbooks that could negatively affect pupils' development. Such methods are reminiscent of neighbouring Russia, where ... » more

4.  Diena - Latvia | 27/03/2015

Latvia right to introduce the euro

Latvia's Economics Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola said in a televised interview this week that the Baltic state would have avoided a financial disaster even if it ... » more

5.  Diena - Latvia | 21/03/2015

The West must learn to play by Putin's rules

Valdis Zatlers, president of Latvia from 2007 to 2011, on the weekend became the first former head of state in his country to publish his ... » more

6.  Diena - Latvia | 24/02/2015

Latvian restaurants ignore misery in Ukraine

As they do every year, Latvian restaurants and cultural centres celebrated the "Defenders of the Fatherland Day" on February 23. Until the collapse of the ... » more

7.  Diena - Latvia | 24/01/2015

Latvians are world champions in voting

On the occasion of the All Star Games of the North American hockey league NHL, the Latvian Zemgus Girgensons was voted the most popular player ... » more

8.  Diena - Latvia | 12/01/2015

Latvians, out of your cars and on to the bus!

Latvians are passionate car drivers, the liberal daily Diena observes at the start of the year, and argues that this should change: "The new year ... » more

9.  Diena - Latvia | 30/09/2014

Latvian elections really can change things

Latvians will elect a new parliament on Sunday. According to surveys one in five of those entitled to vote still doesn't know which party to ... » more

10.  Diena - Latvia | 24/09/2014

New EU commissioner involved in bank deal?

Latvia's ex-prime minister and European Commission Vice-President designate Valdis Dombrovskis has apparently been dubiously implicated in the sale of the state-owned Citadele Bank to a ... » more


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