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Israel: Press Freedom

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Israel to lift its restrictions on the activities of journalists from the al-Jazeera network. (256246)

We support a free media and have been concerned by Israeli restrictions on media organisation, as my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary made clear in his statement on 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 21.