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SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS IN SOMALIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2638: tabled on 24 January 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 is concerned about the ongoing threats to, and arrests and killing of journalists in Somalia; condemns the mass arrest of journalists without charge in Somaliland; believes that these arrests are an attempt to intimidate journalists into notcovering news stories critical of the governing authorities; is appalled at the killing of journalist Abdisalan Sheik Hassan, who was shot dead on 18 December 2011; equally condemns the killing of journalists Farah Hasan Sahel, Noramfaizul Mohd Nor and Abdiaziz Ahmed Aden, who were killed in 2011; supports the efforts of the National Union of Somali Journalists andits members who perform a crucial role in reporting in Somalia against a background of violence and intimidation for carrying out their jobs; and urges the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to raise the issues of organised and continuing threats against journalists in Somalia as a matter of urgency with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2012
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Ilford South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Luton North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 26 January 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Livingston
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2012
Halifax
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2012
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Bolsover
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2012
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.