Op-Ed for World Press Freedom Day

Ambassador Mike Hammer Op-Ed for World Press Freedom Day: May 3, 2022   Freedom of expression, including for members of the press, is a foundational component of a vibrant, fully functioning democracy.  Peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive societies depend on the free flow of information and ideas, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information both online and offline.   During my ...
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New $15 million USAID activity to advance press freedom and government transparency

September 19, 2019 Subject: New $15 million USAID activity to advance press freedom and government transparency as part of U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity  Kinshasa, DRC, September 19, 2019 – USAID, a U.S. Government agency, has launched a five-year $15 million Media Sector Development Activity to promote a more open and vibrant media ...
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World Press Freedom Day 2019 in the DRC

Date: May 3, 2019 Subject: World Press Freedom Day in the DRC Op-ed by Michael A. Hammer U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo There is no true democracy without press freedom and today we salute the key role of the media in a free society. The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as World ...
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