May 17, 2010

Freedom of the press*

President Barack Obama today is expected to sign the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act. From AP:
President Barack Obama plans to sign a law Monday intended to provide more protections for a free press around the world.

The law, known as the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, expands efforts to identify countries where press freedom is being violated. The law is named after Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was beheaded in Pakistan in 2002.

*UPDATE: After he signed the bill, Obama said the press was free to ask questions and that he was free to ignore them.

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