Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act

Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act - President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act on Monday morning, May 17, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed in 2002 by Islamic extremists.

The president said that he was instructing the State Department to follow and report “with vigor” on violations of press freedom anywhere in the world, as provided in the act.

Obama said that he particularly wanted to thank the Pearl family, “who have been so outspoken and so courageous in sending a clear message that, despite Daniel’s death, his vision of a well-informed citizenry that is able to make choices and hold governments accountable, that that legacy lives on.”

Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act signed by Obama.

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