Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

MAY 03, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Thirty years ago today, in the face of constant pressure and violence, African journalists came together to issue the Windhoek Declaration, which asserted that, “[t]he establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.”  ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE May 3, Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of ... Read More»

Increased Violence in Northwest Syria

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson April 30, 2019 The United States is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Idlib and northern Hama. Ongoing Russian and regime airstrikes, along with attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other groups connected to Al Qaeda in Syria, continue to destabilize the region, exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation, and cause dozens of ... Read More»
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