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What funding his Department plans to allocate to the media high council in Rwanda in 2011-12.
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I thank the Minister for that reply, and I am relieved to hear that we will not be funding the media high council given that it has recently suspended Rwanda's two leading independent newspapers, Umuseso and Umuvugizi, and given that a leading Rwandan journalist, Jean-Léonard Rugambage, was murdered in Rwanda in June. Will the Minister make urgent representations, through his Department, to the Rwandan authorities and make sure that we fund things that promote freedom of speech, particularly in the run-up to the elections?
I am grateful to the hon. Lady for highlighting these issues. I assure her that when I visited Rwanda between 15 and