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Health Minister Arunas Dulkys garnered the most media attention in the first month in the office of the Lithuanian government while Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys received the least attention from the media, according to the statistics provided to BNS by media monitoring and analysis company Mediskopas.
Arūnas Dulkys
Arūnas Dulkys
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The government led by Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte was sworn in on December 11.

Between that day and Thursday noon, Dulkys was mentioned in more than 5,000 media reports.

Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite, who ranked second, received three times less attention from the media.

The top five also included Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, Economy Minister Ausrine Armonaite and Environment Minister Simonas Gentvilas.

Meanwhile, Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys, Agriculture Minister Kestutis Navickas and Culture Minister Simonas Kairys have gotten the least attention from the media thus far.

According to Vilune Kairiene, head of monitoring and analysis division at Mediaskopas, the coronavirus pandemic dominated media coverage in the period under review, which put the ministers directly related to the management of the pandemic under the magnifying glass.

Mediaskopas analyzed 850 Lithuanian media sources, including national and regional press, online and news agencies’ reports, radio and TV news and journalistic broadcasts, during the study.

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Number of mentions in media reports between December 11 and January 14.

Minister of Health: 5,019

Minister of the Interior: 1,652

Minister of Foreign Affairs:1,541

Minister of the Economy and Innovation: 1,324

Minister of Environment: 1,113

Minister of Social Security and Labor: 1,003

Minister of Finance: 693

Minister of Education, Science and Sports: 587

Minister of Transport: 570

Minister of Justice: 566

Minister of Defense: 554

Minister of Culture: 449

Minister of Agriculture: 409

Minister of Energy: 315

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