One year ago Raza Rumi, a TV anchor and widely-respected analyst in Pakistan, narrowly escaped death when gunmen opened fire on his car in an attack that killed his driver, Mustafa. When I wrote about the March 28 attack, the fourth on the Express Group in eight months that had left four people dead, I highlighted the lack of a police investigation.
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On March 26, join Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Dana Priest of The Washington Post, and three students from the University of Maryland for a panel at the Newseum on press freedom and the hostile environment that journalists face around the world. You can also be among the first to hear about Press Uncuffed: #FreeThePress, a campaign supporting journalists who have been jailed for covering sensitive topics such as corruption or human rights abuses.
Do you believe the free flow of information must be protected? Sign the #RightToReport petition and demand that President Obama immediately:
1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.