The UK is strongly committed to freedom of the press and the protection of journalists. My Right Honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary has launched an international campaign on media freedom and will be co-hosting with Canada an international conference on 10-11 July to shine a global spotlight on these issues. As part of the campaign, we are exploring how we can reinforce and add value to existing mechanisms, including those of the UN and other international organisations. We most recently discussed the idea of a UN Special Rapporteur or Special Representative for the protection of journalists and media freedom with Under-Secretary General Menendez on February 7th. Ministers are exploring with the UN Secretary General how the UN system might best be strengthened, including whether the creation of such a role might add weight to global efforts.