MOSCOW (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova — British Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s report "The United Kingdom’s relations with Russia" on Thursday urged UK regulator Ofcom to take action against "outright falsehoods in Russian state-sponsored broadcasting" adding that key questions as to Sputnik and RT’s "impartiality, integrity and actual news stories remain unanswered." However, no examples of the so-called fake news allegedly produced by Russian media have been provided.
"Personally, I have no difficulties with RT or Sputnik. When I am interviewed by those two broadcasters in French or in English, I am asked a variety of questions and always have the time to express my ideas and my words, most of the time, are faithfully transmitted. In a contrary, when I recently encountered French TV teams, I had an experience when out of 30 minutes-long interview only seconds were taken and, of course, the parts which were taken had no links to the context or the rest of my speech," Dhuicq told Sputnik on Friday.
The lawmaker stressed that he had no concerns about the impartiality of the RT broadcaster or Sputnik news agency based on his personal experience.
"Before judging the Russian media, they should learn more about the Russian society, about Russia itself and try to analyze better and provide evidences of broadcasters' impartiality and integrity," Dhuicq said.
On Thursday, Sputnik criticized the House of Commons Committee report as biased and not supporting accusations with any significant evidence while RT called it an example of double standards toward Russian media.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the adoption of the resolution, stressed that it indicated apparent degradation of the concept of democracy in the Western society.