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END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES TARGETING JOURNALISTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 630: tabled on 02 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 last year 118 media workers lost their lives, yet just one out of 10 such killings of journalists is investigated; supports the annual campaign held every November by the International Federation of Journalists to end impunity for governments and de facto authorities globally in respect of crimes targeting journalists; further notes that the 2015 campaign puts a specific emphasis on crimes against journalists in Mexico, Yemen, the Philippines and Ukraine; believes that such impunity not only endangers journalists but also imperils democracy and the public's right to know; and therefore resolves to do everything in its power to hold governments across the world accountable for bringing to justice those responsible for killing journalists.

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 4 November 2015
Blaydon
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Foyle
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Leeds North East
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Glasgow East
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 November 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Edinburgh East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.