Monday, May 17, 2010

President Obama to Sign Press Freedom/ Human Rights Act

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According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency news service, President Barack Obama today will sign into law the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act.

The measure requires the State Dept. to flag nations that abuse press freedom, evaluate whether these countries facilitate or condone press violations and report on how nations preserve an independent media and whether those who attack or kill journalists are prosecuted by the government. The law is named after Daniel Pearl, a Wall St. Journal reporter who was captured in Pakistan and decapitated in 2002 by radical Islamists.

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