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End impunity for the killing of journalists

End impunity  -  © Matt Kenyon

25 October 2018

Ask your MP to sign Early Day motion 1747 which asks the government to provide its support for the draft UN Convention on the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals proposed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and endorsed by the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland (NUJ).

The UK parliamentary motion notes that two journalists a week are killed, with one of the most recent being Jamal Khashoggi. Only one in 10 of the killings result in a successful prosecution.

 

 

Ask you MP to sign the Early Day Motion tabled in the UK parliament:

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS

That this House is shocked and appalled by reports of the brutal murder of 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.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, will be joining a list of distinguished speakers in an evening of remembrance for the life, work and thoughts of Jamal Khashoggi on Monday 29 October,18:30 – 21:30 at 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ. Reserve your ticket on the Eventbrite website.

Join the NUJ silent vigils for Jamal Khashoggi

Both events will take place on Thursday 1 November

London: Starting at 18.00 at the Saudi Arabian Embassy 30 Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5DZ

Dublin: Starting at 17.00 at the Saudi Arabian Embassy 6/7 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

The vigils will take place on the eve of the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists.

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