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Armed Conflict: Journalism

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to establish a full and open inquiry into the deaths of journalists in conflict where the UK is involved; and if he will make a statement (140891)

Our policy, produced in consultation with editors and press and broadcasting organisations, and the British Red Cross, is that the MOD will seek to assist appropriate inquiries into the death or injury of a journalist inside a conflict zone so far as we can. We would not normally conduct such inquiries ourselves.