What Is the Global Press Freedom Act?

The Global Press Freedom Act [S.204] was recently reintroduced in the new 117th Congress by Senator Brian Schatz [D-HI]. It is a bipartisan initiative, cosponored by Senator Todd Young [R-IN]. If passed, the act would create an Ambassador-at-Large for Global Press Freedom who would oversee a new Office of Press Freedom responsible for protecting the press at home and abroad. The bill would also require enhanced training for State Department officials on the First Amendment and free expression issues. Click here to read the bill.

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What Is the Journalist Protection Act?

The Journalist Protection Act was introduced by California Representative Eric Swalwell in 2019. If passed, the JPA would establish new criminal offenses for intentionally injuring or intimidating a journalist. Click here to learn more.

 

"It represents a clear statement that assaults against people engaged in reporting is unacceptable, and helps ensure law enforcement is able to punish those who interfere with news-gathering." 

 

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The JPA has been moved to a subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. Help us bring it back to the floor.

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