Early day motion 485

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That this House welcomes the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists; commemorates the UN international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists on Thursday 2 November 2017; notes that the UN day of action was adopted in 2013 to mark the anniversary of the killing of two French reporters in Mali, and comes ahead of another important ·anniversary on 23 November, of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines when at least 32 journalists lost their lives in the single deadliest attack on the media; further notes that the priority areas of concern this year for the IFJ are Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Somalia, Ukraine and Yemen; supports the aim to hold all governments accountable for their impunity records and denounces crimes targeting journalists that remain unpunished; condemns the perpetrators who have killed the 55 journalists who have lost their lives when carrying out their duties since the beginning of 2017; deplores that only one out of every 10 killings in the media globally is investigated; and calls on the Government to use its influence around the world to bring such impunity to an end.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Antoniazzi, Tonia Labour Party Gower 02.11.2017
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 15.11.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 20.11.2017
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 13.11.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 06.11.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 06.11.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 02.11.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 02.11.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 21.11.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 08.01.2018
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 03.11.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 02.11.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 21.11.2017
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 01.11.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 13.11.2017
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 13.11.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 03.11.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 20.11.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 06.11.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 07.11.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 06.11.2017
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 13.11.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 16.01.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 02.11.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 13.11.2017
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 11.01.2018