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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1747: tabled on 23 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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.

Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2018
Harrow East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2018
Glasgow North
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2018
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2018
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2018
New Forest East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2018
Eastbourne
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 October 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
Blackpool South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2018
Glasgow South
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2018
Argyll and Bute
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 19 November 2018
Sheffield, Hallam
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2018
Wolverhampton North East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
Bolsover
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2018
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
Stockton South
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2018
Derby North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.