Ambassador Hosts Exchange Program alumni for World Press Freedom Day Event

Ambassador Folmsbee hosted 18 journalism and exchange alumni for a luncheon to recognize the role of these accomplished journalists in Mali’s democratic system and to highlight our commitment to freedom of the press Participants included journalism exchange alumni from 2014 to 2017. The journalists used the opportunity to discuss current issues in Mali, including the peace process. Ambassador Folmsbee underscored the need for Malians to take ownership of the peace process and the important role journalists plau to help promote the peace process through their reporting.