Early day motion 485

END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS

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Total number of signatures: 26

Antoniazzi, Tonia Bottomley, Peter Brown, Alan Chapman, Douglas
Cunningham, Jim Day, Martyn Flynn, Paul Gaffney, Hugh
Gethins, Stephen Hendry, Drew Jardine, Christine Lake, Ben
Law, Chris Lewis, Clive Linden, David Lloyd, Stephen
Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus Martin, Sandy McNally, John
Morris, Grahame M Rimmer, Marie Saville Roberts, Liz Stephens, Christopher
Stevens, Jo Williams, Hywel

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.