British High Commissioner says the U.K government is committed to media’s freedom of expression

British High Commissioner says the U.K government is committed to media’s freedom of expression

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement regarding the British Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion’s (BBC’s) re­cent doc­u­men­tary on T&T’s Venezue­lan amnesty reg­is­tra­tion ex­er­cise –

British High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago, Tim Stew said the British Government is committed to the media freedom of expression.

And thus will not interfere with the media house affairs.

The BBC pro­gramme, ‘The Dis­placed’, which start­ed air­ing on so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day, fo­cused on Venezue­lans seek­ing bet­ter­ment here via Gov­ern­ment’s reg­is­tra­tion dri­ve over May 2019 to June 2019.

The Gov­ern­ment had stat­ed that 16,523 Venezue­lans reg­is­tered.

The Prime Minister said despite the figures on record it didn’t pre­vent the BBC from go­ing out of their way to mis­rep­re­sent the po­si­tion on T&T.

 

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