Media Freedom APPG

First Registered: 31/07/2019 • Last updated on: 24/01/2024

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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9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Black of Brentwood Portrait
Lord Black of Brentwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Roger Gale Portrait
Roger Gale
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Thanet
Joined: 31st July 2019
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 11th January 2023
82 APPG Memberships
12 Step Recovery , Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Archaeology , Austria , BBC , British Muslims , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Children in Police Custody , Citizens' Rights , Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility , Commonwealth , Community Development , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion , Explosive Threats , Fatherhood , Film and Broader Screen , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Holocaust Memorial , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Music , Muslim Women , National Parks , National Trust , Night Time Economy , No Recourse to Public Funds , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Public Accountability , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , South East , St George's Day , Sustainable Finance , Tibet , Transport Safety , Ukraine , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Water, Sanitation and Hygiene , Western Sahara , White Ribbon UK , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women and Work , Women in Transport , Zimbabwe
Joanna Cherry Portrait
Joanna Cherry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West
Joined: 11th January 2023
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Vice Chair
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 28th June 2023
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 28th June 2023
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Rob Butler MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: rob.butler.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Fiona O'Brien, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Email: fobrien@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
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 19th October 2022
Departed: 17th May 2023
5 APPG Memberships
Albania , Dark Skies , Nuclear Energy , Polo , Ukraine
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 7th September 2022
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 7th September 2022
5 APPG Memberships
Albania , Dark Skies , Nuclear Energy , Polo , Ukraine
Christian Matheson Portrait
Christian Matheson
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for City of Chester
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 4th May 2022
No other APPG Memberships
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
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships