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Jeremy Browne

Minister for Human Rights

Jeremy Browne was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010.
He has been the Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane since May 2005.

He has held various positions in the Liberal Democrat party, including as spokesman on Foreign Affairs and most recently as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He has also been a member of the cross-party Home Affairs Committee.

Jeremy grew up in many different countries including Iran and Zimbabwe. He studied politics at Nottingham University and has worked in the private sector in finance and global communications.

He relaxes by watching Somerset play cricket at the County Ground and suffers the regular frustrations of being a Queens Park Rangers supporter.

World Press Freedom Day 2012: Protecting Freedom of Expression Online

Media freedom has the power to transform societies and to change the course of history. Over the past year, across the Middle East and North Africa, ordinary citizens found their voices using social media and blogs. But freedom of expression continues to be repressed in many countries and some have seen a significant decline in media freedoms. Around the world, journalists, bloggers and others have been obstructed from doing their work by being harassed, monitored, detained, or subjected to violence.
02/05/2012 23:00 BST

Mexico's G20 Leadership Represents a Global Shift

Away from the established centres of power, the world is changing fast. The first meeting of the G20 Foreign Ministers taking place today demonstrate again the need for Britain to continue to build new alliances. For the first time ever the G20 will be chaired by, and held in, Mexico: an indicative sign of the shift which enhances the status of fast-rising economies.
19/02/2012 22:54 GMT