On World Press Freedom Day, Sen. Moran Introduces Legislation Recognizing Importance of the Freedom of the Press
May 03 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) cosponsored a resolution highlighting the importance of the freedom of the press and honoring journalists around the world. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the dangers that reporters face and reaffirms freedom of the press as a priority for the U.S. government under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
“On World Press Freedom Day, we recognize free press as a cornerstone of a democratic society,” said Sen. Moran. “We also recognize the countries abroad that lack a free press because of authoritarian leadership. We ought not relent in our work to free captive journalists around the world who have been imprisoned for their tireless work to uncover truths. Being a journalist in today’s world can be dangerous and thankless, so today, we pause for a moment to offer our gratitude.”
In 1993, the United Nations proclaimed World Press Freedom Day, which honors the principle of press freedom and pays tribute to journalists around the world who have lost their lives while pursuing stories.
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