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Express Workers Killed

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Four gunmen on two motorcycles shot dead three Express TV media workers and injured a fourth in the North Nazimabad suburb of Karachi on  January 17 – http://www.cpj.org/2014/01/three-media-workers-killed-in-attack-on-express-tv.php. This was the third attack on the media group’s employees in six months. In August, terrorists opened fire on their office in Karachi, injuring two workers, and…

Caste discrimination – Lord Avebury

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In the closing days of the session that has just ended, the Government were defeated twice in the House of Lords on an amendment to the Equality Act, inserted into the Enterprise Bill, to make caste a legally protected characteristic.   Ministers then gave in, so that after years of campaigning by organisations representing the…

My Parliament Week 2012

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As Lord Speaker, I’m honoured to be blogging at the beginning of the second Parliament Week today. There are many worthwhile events that will be taking place both here at Westminster and around the country. On Monday, the House of Lords will launch its pilot outreach partnership with the charity Debate Mate, which uses volunteer…

Tunnel Vision?

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Today the EU Sub-Committee on the Internal Market, Energy and Transport published our report on the Channel Tunnel , entitled ‘Tunnel Vision?’ The report is the culmination of seven months of hard work, huge stimulation and some humorous moments.  The members of the Committee have become railway enthusiasts and, indeed, experts! The Committee agreed to…