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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 | 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

2.  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

3.  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

4.  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

5.  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

6.  Diena - Latvia | 23/07/2014

Pointless entry ban for Russian musicians

One day before the start of the Russian New Wave music festival in the Latvian resort of Jūrmala, Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has refused ... » more

7.  Diena - Latvia | 21/07/2014

Latvian ministers deserve more

The ministers of Latvia's government have voiced dissatisfaction with their pay and demanded an increase. The liberal daily Diena sympathises: "This is in fact an ... » more

8.  Diena - Latvia | 09/07/2014

No room for Kremlin critics in Latvia

The Russian music journalist and Kremlin critic Artemy Troitsky has announced that he will leave his country and move to Estonia. Luckily he won't be ... » more

9.  Diena - Latvia | 10/06/2014

Latvians won't return given current living standards

The number of Latvia's inhabitants dropped below two million for the first time in June. The country's politicians should stop making promises and come up ... » more

10.  Diena - Latvia | 08/05/2014

Latvian state sells its children

Roughly 170 Latvian children were given up for adoption to foreign families in 2013, roughly twice the number recorded five years ago, according to figures ... » more


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