U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Salutes Journalists Everywhere on World Press Freedom Day?
(EDITOR’s NOTE: At the risk of sounding like Angelina Jolie, yet I do not recall being invited to the 2014 event listed below, just cuts me to the quick, it makes you wonder if this current message would as easily apply to Edward Snowden or Julian Assange? 😉 Can you think of a better way to see if they truly respect Press Freedom?)
“The U.S. Government will continue to speak out in defense of these principles both publicly and privately, to fund programs to provide media organizations and journalists with the tools and resources they need to produce high-quality stories without fear of retribution, and to support technological innovations and an open internet that expands the space for freedom of expression, so citizens around the world can speak out and stand up for their human rights.”
U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, John Feeley in his remarks at the Inter-American Press Association Mid-Year Meeting in Barbados, April 2014