Friday, May 1, 2009

Obama and American Journalists Abroad

Earlier today, President Obama expressed concern about the foreign detention of American journalists, citing specifically Roxana Saberi in Iran and Euna Lee and Laura Ling in North Korea.

The President said,
"Even as the world recognizes the central and indisputable importance of press freedom, journalists find themselves in frequent peril."

Obama's statement is aptly timed, as May 3 is World Press Freedom Day.

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