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    Lithuania Checking Amount of Russian-Made TV Content on Air - Official

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    The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania, following an alert from a lawmaker Laurynas Kasciunas, is looking into what portion of TV content aired by Lithuanian broadcasters is produced in Russia, the head of the commission's Public Information Division, told Sputnik on Monday.

    VILNIUS (Sputnik) — In his letter, Kasciunas, a member of The Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats party, claimed that the amount of Russian-made content on Lithuanian TV had recently increased, noted signs of the propaganda of Russian or Soviet lifestyle, and requested that the commission check if any Lithuanian media laws were being violated.

    "We have received the letter from lawmaker Kasciunas. We cannot ignore the message, our service is working on that issue. We are looking into the amount of content produced in Russia that is shown by Lithuanian broadcasters," Birute Kersiene said.

    It is unclear, at the moment, when the commission will present its findings on the matter.

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