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Daphne Caruana Galizia

EDM number 456 in 2017-19, proposed by Margaret Hodge on 25/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Crimes of violence, Death, Europe, Media and Press.

That this House is shocked by the murder of the Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia; celebrates her role in exposing corruption within the Maltese Government and wider Maltese society, in particular in relation to the Panama Papers and Azerbaijaini Laundromat documents; expresses concern that she is one of 30 journalists killed globally in 2017; believes that her killers must be brought to justice through a full, open and independent investigation; notes EU Commission findings that Malta is the only EU country that has such extensive media ownership by the political parties; further expresses concern about the lack of regulatory and self-regulatory measures that safeguard editorial independence in the news media; understands that opposition politicians in Malta have also expressed concern about ongoing threats to the rule of law in the country; notes that Malta has just relinquished the EU presidency and is a full member of the EU and is therefore obliged to uphold fundamental principles, such as the rule of law, freedom of expression and freedom of the press; welcomes the Minister of State's statement in relation to the death of Daphne Caruana Gaizia and his offer to support the investigation; and calls on the Government to put pressure on the EU Commission to urgently investigate the state of press freedom in Malta, and where necessary, to put in place measures and funding, to ensure that independent journalists can continue to expose corruption and wrongdoing at every level in Maltese society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Margaret Hodge25/10/2017BarkingLabourProposed
Mary Glindon26/10/2017North TynesideLabourSeconded
Stephen Doughty26/10/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham26/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jo Stevens30/10/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSeconded
David Linden31/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Marie Rimmer31/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon31/10/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Chris Law01/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins02/11/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes06/11/2017Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins21/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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