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Media Outlet The Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) Legal Entity Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) Date of first publication 14/12/2022 Date of Latest Change 27/01/2023

4. Disclosure of Type of Ownership

4.1. Privately held

The Media Outlet shall declare its legal status clarifying what type of company it is registered as. For example, if it is a limited or incorporated company. It should use the legal definition used in its country of registration and provide the relevant registration information.

Is the Media Outlet or the Legal Entity privately owned?


4.2. State or Publicly owned

The Media Outlet shall state clearly if it is fully or partly owned by the government, a state institution, or other public body, providing information on the specific department, entity, or body that exercises that ownership and its relationship with the government.

Is the Media Outlet or the Legal Entity owned by the state, a unit of the government or any other public entity?


What specific department, entity or governmental body has ownership?

The National Radio and Television of Lithuania, the LRT, is a Lithuania’s public service media organisation. It is a public establishment whose sole owner is the State.

Describe the status of the Media Outlet or Legal Entity and its relationship with this body.

The Public Institution National Radio and Television of Lithuania, the LRT, is the successor to the rights and responsibilities of the Lithuanian Radio and Television, founded by the Parliament of Lithuania (Seimas). Thus, the role of the founder of LRT is implemented by the Seimas.

The Seimas also appoints 4 (four) members to the LRT Council.
Where the Council resigns in corpore, the Seimas Committee on Culture organises the formation of a new Council. The Seimas Committee on Culture, not later than within ten days, applies to the institutions which appointed the members of the Council with a view to appointing the members of the Council within a maximum period of one month. The Seimas Committee on Culture convenes the first meeting of the Council at which the members of the Council elect Chair and Deputy Chair of the Council. (See Art 10 (9) of the LRT Law).

The LRT Council, by 1 July each year, announces and submits to the Seimas an annual report. The above-mentioned report includes the budget performance reports of the income and expenditure estimates. The report must contain detailed information on the number of sources of funding and the amount of any revenue not derived from the provision of public services, as well as the costs associated with the provision of non-public services. The Chair of the Council annually reports on activities of the LRT at a sitting of the Seimas. (See Art 11(6) of the LRT Law)

4.3. Publicly Traded Company

The Media Outlet shall indicate if it is a publicly traded company and where it is legally registered and where its shares are traded. The company shall also provide its share name and indicate what proportion of its ownership is publicly traded.

Is the Media Outlet or the Legal Entity publicly traded?


4.4. Other

If the ownership of the Media Outlet is different from the above, for example if the organisation is a co-operative or member-owned, the Media Outlet shall indicate its form of ownership and provide links to local legal definitions of the type of ownership. If the ownership of the Media Outlet is made up of a combination of the above types of ownership, then it shall provide a breakdown of the ownership indicating clearly which share is which ownership type.

Is the ownership of the Media Outlet or the Legal Entity different from the three previous clauses in this section? For example, is it a co-operative or member-owned?