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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Press Freedom remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Reporters Without Borders 2019 World Press Freedom Index; and the UK’s position at 33 in that index. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15743 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text We welcome the improvement in the UK’s ranking, but are disappointed that our position is not higher. The UK press is among the most respected and free in the world. The government recognises press freedom is fundamental to a healthy democracy and strongly supports it, including committing to repeal s40; publishing a world leading independent review on the sustainability of high quality journalism by Dame Cairncross; and launching a Global Media Freedoms campaign.<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:06:55.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:06:55.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1132627
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Press Freedom remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Foreign Secretary at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Addis Ababa on 2 May, what action they have taken to (1) "shine a spotlight on abuses" of media freedom in (a) Malta, and (b) Saudi Arabia, and (2) "raise the price for those who would murder, arrest or detain journalists just for doing their jobs" as part of their Media Freedom campaign. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL16405 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​As part of our Media Freedom Campaign we have been working to raise the profile of media freedom across the globe. As an example, many of our posts held events to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. We created a new Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship, enabling 60 African journalists over the next 5 years to gain experience in the newsrooms of Britain's leading media organisations. The Foreign Secretary has appointed Amal Clooney as his Special Envoy on Media Freedom and she is convening a High Level Panel of Legal Experts who will generate increased momentum around the need to amend outdated legislation. We are also building an alliance of likeminded partners who will lobby with us on individual cases.</p><p>With regards to Malta, we have made clear our position on the tragic death of Daphne Caruana Galizia in October 2017, that all those responsible must be held to account. We continue to raise this case with the Maltese government and have encouraged engagement with the Media Freedom campaign and its aim to increase the protection of journalists worldwide. On Saudi Arabia, we remain concerned about deterioration in freedom of expression and freedom of the press. We work closely with the Saudi Arabian government on issues related to media freedom. We also raise individual cases of detained journalists with Saudi counterparts. The UK has condemned Jamal Khashoggi's killing in the strongest possible terms. Anyone found responsible for any offence must be held fully accountable.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:02:39.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:02:39.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1132626
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Press Freedom remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to invite the families of Jamal Khashoggi and Daphne Caruana Galizia to the Global Conference for Media Freedom in July. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL16404 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​As this is the first ever Ministerial gathering on the issue of media freedom we want to make sure that the personal stories of journalists targeted for their work form the centre of the conference. We are therefore making sure that most panels include a journalist with a personal story, or a member of their family. High profile cases, like those of Jamal Khashoggi and Daphne Caruana Galizia will feature, but there are other cases that are less high profile but whose victims also deserve justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:40:04.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:40:04.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Press Freedom remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many international trade unions affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists have been invited to (a) speak, and (b) attend the Global Media Freedom Conference being held by his Department in July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 266823 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>​The Global Conference to Defend Media Freedom conference aims to bring together governments, multilateral organisations, media and civil society from across the globe onto one platform to discuss ways to defend and promote media freedom. At least 15 organisations affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), as well as members of the IFJ itself, have been invited to attend the Global Conference to Defend Media Freedom. The speakers at the conference will reflect the diversity of interest in media freedom and ensure a balanced exchange of views on how to proceed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T13:29:25.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T13:29:25.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this