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China Global Television Network

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when Ofcom plans to report on its investigation of whether CGTN's coverage of Hong Kong protests broke broadcasting rules.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

Broadcasting regulation is a matter for Ofcom, as the independent regulator of television and radio. The details of ongoing investigations are not shared with government, as Ofcom must be able to carry out is regulatory duties without interference.

Ofcom has stated publicly that it is currently assessing complaints against China Global Television Network. If, following an investigation, Ofcom finds its rules have been broken, it will take the necessary enforcement action.

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