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Jeremy Hunt hails Lyra McKee at event backing media freedom

Tribute: Jeremy Hunt
Tribute: Jeremy Hunt

By Katrine Bussey

The Foreign Secretary has paid tribute to murdered journalist Lyra McKee in a speech on Press freedom.

Jeremy Hunt spoke out on the role of journalists in "holding the powerful to account, exposing wrongdoing, deterring corruption and strengthening democracy" around the world.

Mr Hunt used his weekend speech to the World News Media Congress in Glasgow to pay tribute to Ms McKee, who was shot dead by the New IRA while reporting on street disorder in Londonderry in April.

He said the "senseless killing of a talented young journalist showed here in the United Kingdom we too have no cause for complacency".

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