Bishop of Southwark asks about violence against journalists in Israel

The Bishop of Southwark received the following written answer on 6th June 2022:

The Lord Bishop of Southwark asked Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Reporters Without Borders that there have been more than 140 instances of violence by Israeli security forces against journalists in Friday protests since March 2018.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The UK is committed to the protection of media freedom around the world. The safety of journalists across the globe is vital and they must be protected when carrying out their critical work. We continue to reiterate the importance of a free and open press, and freedom of expression to the Israeli Government and Palestinian Authority. We also continue to stress the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population.

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