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BHC Says Britain Believes In Free Media

Jul 30, 2011 1:37:09 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The British High Commission inColombohas said the British government did not exercise control over media contents.

A spokesperson for the High Commission has told the media that Channel 4 is an independent television broadcaster and thatBritainbelieved a free media is a vital part in every democratic country.

The statement was made in response to a comment made by a senior official in the country’s defence establishment that the British Government should take action against Channel 4 for airing what he describes as “an irresponsible video.”

“Britainhas a robust mechanism for ensuring that media organizations, maintain appropriate ethical and legal standards, but the government doesn’t exercise control over media contents,” British High Commission spokesperson has said.