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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press got a significant boost as it held its annual Freedom of the Press Awards last night, in the form of a $1 million donation from Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos that was announced at the dinner.
This is the biggest personal donation in the organization’s history, which was founded in 1970 to provide legal advice and resources to journalists around First Amendment issues.
“This generous gift will help us continue to grow, to offer our legal and educational support to many more news organizations, and to expand our services to independent journalists, nonprofit newsrooms and documentary filmmakers,” said Reporters Committee chairman David Boardman.