Brīvā Latvija

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This article is about the present-day newspaper of the Latvian diaspora in Europe. For the wartime resistance newspaper, see Brīvā Latvija (1943-44).
Brīvā Latvija
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Type weekly newspaper
Format tabloid
Owner(s) Latvian Publishers Association
Publisher ELPA
Editor Ligita Kovtuna
Founded 1986
Language Latvian
Headquarters Riga, Latvia, and Catthorpe, Leics., UK
ISSN 0934-6759

Brīvā Latvija (Free Latvia; ISSN 0934-6759) is a weekly newspaper for Latvians living outside Latvia, aimed mainly at those residing in western Europe. It was founded in 1986 through the merger of two émigré newspapers: the UK-based Londonas Avīze (London News; founded 1942) and Latvija (Latvia; founded 1946 in postwar DP camps), based in West Germany. BL is co-owned by the Latvian communities of western Europe. The Latvian communities in Britain, Germany, and Sweden each provide members for the newspaper's board. In the mid-1990s, after Latvia regained its independence, the printing of BL was moved for economic reasons to Riga, where the editorial office also later moved.

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