Free The Press: Supporting Journalists Under Duress

As World Press Freedom Day approaches on May 3, journalists are being silenced around the world.

In too many places, journalists are imprisoned, attacked, intimidated, murdered or disappeared for trying to report the news or exercise freedom of expression.

In the coming days, the U.S. Department of State will highlight emblematic cases of these threats to journalists and continue to call on all governments to protect the universal human right to freedom of expression.


Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner