§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in the light of the recent closing of the last major independent television network in Russia, they have discussed independence of the media with Russian representatives. [HL3590]
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
The closure of TVS gives rise for concern and we and EU partners have issued a joint declaration about the negative impact this will have on the plurality and independence of the electronic media in Russia.