Comprehensive investigation of threats to press freedoms under the Obama administration

October 2, 2013 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

"The fact that the Committee to Protect Journalists felt compelled to investigate the U.S. government's treatment of the press is a remarkable statement here in the home of the First Amendment"

Via The Committe To Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its first comprehensive report on press freedom conditions in the United States. Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor and now the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the author. The report will be released at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on October 10.

WHAT: The Obama Administration and the Press in Post-9/11 America - a CPJ special report

WHEN: October 10, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. EDT


  • Press conference with Len Downie and Joel Simon: The Knight Studio at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001). Please use the Group Entrance on C Street.
  • The press conference will be live streamed on

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