House of Commons
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
EDM #1747
Tabled 23 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House is shocked and appalled by reports of the brutal murder of Turkish journalist Jamal Khashoggi following his visit to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul; notes that the killing of journalists is a global problem, with an average of two such deaths every week; further notes that UNESCO has reported that just one in 10 killings of journalists results in a successful prosecution; asserts that there is an unacceptable international climate of impunity that continues to have a detrimental impact on the safety of media workers, public interest journalism and the freedom of the press; calls on the Government to use its influence to seek out the truth about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi; and asks the Government to provide its full support for the draft UN Convention on the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals proposed by the International Federation of Journalists and endorsed by the National Union of Journalists.

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