The full advance programme of meetings being convened by the the Inter-Parliamentary Union can be accessed here. In addition, the BGIPU regularly hosts lectures and meetings within the Palace of Westminster on current topical issues in international affairs. Details of upcoming BGIPU events are listed below and members' nominations for participating in delegations is sought through the All Party Notice circulated on the Parliament's intranet weekly (accessible to parliamentary addressees only) by the Government Whips Office when Parliament is sitting.
The UK Parliament will host an International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom under the auspices of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) later this year following a major international conference to be hosted by the UK Foreign Secretary and his counterpart from Canada in July in London. The Chair of the British Group of the IPU, Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP, has invited members of parliament from across the world to take part in this event at the Palace of Westminster in London from Monday 9th September to Wednesday 11th September 2019.
The purpose of the International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom is to bring together parliamentarians from across the world to collaborate with other key stakeholders and explore the parliamentary dimension of media protection. It will allow for follow-up to the key outcomes from an FCO conference and provide an opportunity to discuss parliament-driven solutions to protection and human rights issues affecting journalists and the broader media industry.
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