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Jundze, Arno

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Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 16/01/2016

Dangerous trivialisation of sexual violence

The attacks in Cologne are being played down as a cultural trait for reasons of political correctness, the national conservative daily Neatkarīgā rails: "Even serious experts are now talking about rape as part of a cultural identity. A white rapist is a brutal attacker, but for a poor war refugee it's part of his culture, an exotic game known as Taharrush. Are we just going to sit back and watch these boys play while punishing others whose culture doesn't include such games with prison or chemical castration? A conspiracy of silence with which many people in Germany - the media included - have tried to hide the refugees' barbaric behaviour has now fallen apart like a rotten log. ... What do the politicians who are responsible for this chaos think? Their attempts to hush up the information in the media due to political correctness pose a threat not only to society but also to themselves."

Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 04/04/2011

Latvians may speak broken English

A public debate in Latvia on the need to speak better English has intensified. But there's no point getting carried away, the conservative daily Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze comments: "No nation is blessed with perfect foreign language skills. The legend of the Latvians who speak German, Russian and English flawlessly is in fact nothing more than the expression of an inferiority complex. The laughable thing is not the broken English and terrible pronunciation of our politicians, but we ourselves when we try to speak with an Oxford accent. [Foreign Minister] Kristovskis made a few mistakes? So what? ... Even on the BBC some people's English is so hard to understand that it's better to read the subtitles just to be sure you get the gist. Instead we comment on accents as if this question were more important than our growing budget deficit."

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