Media Freedom APPG

First Registered: 31/07/2019 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote media freedom in countries around the world and to strengthen the protection of journalists.

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Recent Documents related to Media Freedom

1. Media Freedom Coalition: terms of reference
03/03/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Media Freedom Coalition: terms of reference This document provides

2. Media Freedom Coalition: January 2020 meeting statement
25/02/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Media Freedom Coalition: January 2020 meeting statement The Media Freedom Coalition,

3. Media Freedom Coalition: an overview
25/02/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Media Freedom Coalition: an overview This page gives an introduction to the Media Freedom

4. Reporters Without Borders - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global media freedom - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: global media freedom. RSF is a non-profit organisation working to promote and protect press freedom around

5. Media Freedom Coalition launched to address attacks on journalists
13/07/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Media Freedom Coalition launched to address attacks on journalists

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Media Freedom

1. World Press Freedom Day
27/05/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered World Press Freedom Day 2021.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

2. Press Freedom
08/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Kingdom has taken a number of steps to promote press freedom and the safety of journalists globally. We are - Speech Link
2: including an end to impunity, and for the Media Freedom Coalition, which the UK Government helped to - Speech Link
3: paying tribute to my noble friend’s work on the Media Freedom Coalition, I do not agree with the premise that - Speech Link

3. Safety of Journalists
10/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Order. Before I call the Minister for Media and Data, may I say that those contributing from the - Speech Link
2: two weeks, as we recently debated World Press Freedom Day. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for - Speech Link

4. Attacks on Journalists
14/05/2019 - Grand Committee

1: Commonwealth principles on freedom of expression and the role of the media in good governance. It was - Speech Link

5. Lobby and Media Briefings: Journalists' Access
04/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: certain journalists from official civil servant media briefings at the direction of special advisers and - Speech Link
2: dealings with the press and to the principles of media freedom, and the events of yesterday were a good example - Speech Link
3: Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. So will the Minister tell us who decided - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Media Freedom
1. Social Media: Freedom of Expression
asked by: Ben Bradley
13/01/2021
... what steps he is able to take to protect the right to free speech from censorship by social media platforms.

2. Social Media: Freedom of Expression
asked by: Lee Anderson
15/01/2021
... Twitter and other social media platforms promote free speech while encouraging people to respect each other.

3. Social Media: Freedom of Expression
asked by: John Hayes
30/06/2020
... Facebook and Google and (b) other technology companies to protect freedom of speech.

4. Social Media: Freedom of Expression
asked by: David Davis
22/05/2019
... what steps his Department has taken to ensure that social media companies respect freedom of speech when regulating content.

5. Social Media: Freedom of Expression
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
16/05/2019
... what steps he is taking to ensure free speech on social media platforms.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 24th September 2020
Viscount Colville of Culross Portrait
Viscount Colville of Culross
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 14th July 2021
2 APPG Memberships
BBC , ITV
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Damian Collins MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7072.

Email: damian.collins.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Tel: 020 7324 8903

Email: rvincent@rsf.org

No benefits in kind are on record for the Media Freedom APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Media Freedom APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jeremy Hunt Portrait
Jeremy Hunt
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Surrey
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 7th August 2020
5 APPG Memberships
Baby Loss , Burma , First Do No Harm , Japan , Rohingya
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 20th May 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Nuclear Energy
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships