Media Freedom APPG

First Registered: 31/07/2019 • Last updated on: 22/07/2022

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

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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6 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 24th September 2020
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 31st July 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

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


Public Enquiry Point:

Azzurra Moores, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)


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
Viscount Colville of Culross Portrait
Viscount Colville of Culross
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 14th July 2021
Departed: 4th May 2022
3 APPG Memberships
BBC , Channel 4 , ITV
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 , Rohingya , South East , Thalidomide
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships