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FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 739: tabled on 12 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 notes that, on a daily basis, Israeli authorities restrict journalists' movements and there are hundreds of military checkpoints that constrain or forbid journalists' movements; further notes that despite the long standing campaigning by journalists and civil rights organisations, the Israeli authorities continue to reject identiy cards, accreditation and press cards, including the International Federation of Journalists press card, when carried by Palestinian journalists; condemns the continuous attacks by Israeli soldiers on Palestinian news gatherers, in particular photographers and camera crews, the level of attacks has increased during the first half of 2013, in 2012 the attacks involved rubber coated steel bullets, tear grenades and stun grenades; and reaffirms that freedom of movement is a central tenet of independent professional journalism and, in restricting such a right, Israeli authorities are in breach of international covenants and the right to report.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2013
Worthing West
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 November 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 19 November 2013
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 November 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Dundee West
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 November 2013
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Colchester
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Walsall South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.