Media reaction to Christopher Allen’s story
A heated discussion surrounding the murder of freelance journalist Christopher Allen in the House of Lords has sparked the news world’s attention.
February 3, 2020.
On 22 January, peers in the House of Lords agreed that the UK “condemns violence against journalists.”
They further added that those responsible for the deaths of British-American Christopher Allen and Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana-Galizia would be “held to account.”
These comments were part of a larger discussion opened by RPT’s patron, Lord Black of Brentwood, who asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure those responsible for violence against journalists in the Commonwealth and globally are brought to justice.
The conversation sparked a number of reactions in the British media. Read some of the coverage here:
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- ‘Our son was killed in South Sudan doing his job. We won’t rest until we know the truth’
- FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: Peer Lord Black calls for probe into death of Brit journalist shot in South Sudan
You can read RPT’s full report of the discussion, or watch the session here.
Learn more about Christopher Allen’s story in a piece by freelancer Charlotte Alfred: Death of A Freelancer.