Skip to main content

GUARDIAN/OBSERVER AND BARRICK MINING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 183: tabled on 18 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Guardian/Observer in its robust defence of press freedom and investigate journalism in defending journalist, Greg Palast, against a libel action being brought by the Canadian company, Barrick Mining, in respect of an article 'Bush family finances: Best democracy money can buy', which appeared in the London Observer on Sunday 26th November 2000; recognises that, despite the tremendous pressure on the Guardian/Observer, capitulating to Barrick would have devastating implications for press freedom, allowing powerful financial interests to gag investigate journalism; and calls on the Guardian/Observer to maintain its courageous stand.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.