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MEDIA FREEDOM IN TURKEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 724: tabled on 13 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 condemns the continued imprisonment of approximately 76 journalists in Turkey, the highest number in the world, on what appear to be politically motivated terror charges; expresses alarm over the arbitrary nature of these prosecutions and the lack of due process or fair treatment in the courts received by these journalists; holds deep concerns that a number of journalists in prison are on indefinite hunger strike; expresses apprehension over the deterioration in media freedom in Turkey, in particular the Kurdish media and those who are critical of government policy; and echoes the call of the European Federation of Journalists that Turkey should make urgent reforms to protect press freedom and drop charges against journalists being prosecuted under anti-terror and anti-state laws.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Nottingham North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Gower
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2012
Chatham and Aylesford
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Stockton North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2012
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 21 November 2012
Bradford West
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 20 November 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Luton North
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 November 2012
Belfast East
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 November 2012
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2012
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2012
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 November 2012
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.