Journalists: International Protection

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:29 pm on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Christine Jardine Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) 4:29 pm, 9th January 2019

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that even in this country we have to be very careful what we say about our attitudes to journalists, as to politicians and everyone else. As a former journalist, I am well aware that one of the prerequisites for the job is the willingness to put yourself at risk in order to uncover public injustice in this country and abroad. Perhaps we need to be very wary in this country, as elsewhere in Europe, about the intemperate language we use.