HL Deb 10 January 2005 vol 668 cc1-2WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have made to the Government of Georgia concerning the recent closure of three television stations and action against a Member of Parliament and an independent newspaper editor, alleging offences by them. [HL377]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Our embassy in Tbilisi maintains a close interest in issues relating to freedom of the media in Georgia and has raised the subject in discussions with Georgian Ministers, media, and non-governmental organisations. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep in close touch with our European Union and Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe partners.