Biden administration: CPJ to release report and hold media briefing on press freedom – Reuters
NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists will release “Night and Day: The Biden Administration and the Press,” a special report examining what the White House has done to support national and global press freedom over the past 12 months since President Joe Biden’s decision. inauguration.
The report, written by former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie, Jr. and to be published Jan. 13, examines stark differences between Biden’s White House and the highly charged rhetoric of the Trump administration.
Downie’s interviews with journalists, press freedom experts and members of Biden’s team detail the current administration’s relationship with the media and the concerns of press freedom advocates on issues such as Biden’s limited availability to reporters, the administration’s slow responses to requests for information, his planned extradition of Julian Assange, media access restrictions at the U.S. southern border, and the US aid limited to Afghan journalists.
The report comes less than a month after the administration’s first Democracy Summit, and just over a year since CPJ released a white paper and recommendations outlining ways the Biden administration can strengthen press freedom around the world.
Downie, CPJ Deputy Executive Director Robert Mahoney, and Editorial for Freedom of the Press Foundation Vice President and US Press Freedom Tracker Editor-in-Chief Kirstin McCudden will discuss the report’s findings at a launch event online moderated by Katherine Jacobsen, CPJ USA and Canada Program Coordinator.