HL Deb 08 September 2003 vol 652 c16WA
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.

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