HC Deb 22 November 1978 vol 958 cc605-6W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what assistance is being given by the United Kingdom to developing countries to enable them to gather news and information from the world at large without total dependence on agencies controlled and financed within the Western world on the one hand or the Communist bloc on the other.

Mrs. Hart

Assistance is provided both under the aid programme and by the BBC and other non-governmental institutions and foundations, in the form of professional training for those working in the media, and support for broadcasting services.

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