World Press Freedom, Part 2

Tonight at 6pm, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN) will honor World Press Freedom Day with a Capitol Hill reception and will introduce “a new bipartisan, bicameral caucus aimed at advancing press freedom around the world. The Congressional Caucus for the Freedom of the Press, co-chaired by Reps. Schiff and Pence in the House and by Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) in the Senate, will create a forum to combat and condemn media censorship and the persecution of journalists around the world.”

Guests will include:

“Members of Congress; Musa Klebnikov, wife of murdered journalist Paul Klebnikov; Advocacy organizations including – Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Freedom House, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Free Press, Newspaper Association of America, National Endowment for Democracy, Daniel Pearl Foundation, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial…

“Following the reception, Rep. Schiff will lead a Special Order Hour on the House Floor introducing the Caucus and raising the issue of press freedom.”