Senators propose bipartisan bill promoting international press freedom

Alert the presses: Bipartisanship is possible, according to Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Kaine, who are working together to promote international freedom of the press.

On Friday, the South Carolina Republican and Virginia Democrat introduced the International Press Freedom Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill that would promote global press freedom by creating a coordinator for international press freedom at the State Department, authorize new funding for programs that protect journalists, use existing funds to prevent, investigate, and prosecute crimes against journalists who are overseas, and create a new visa category to allow threatened journalists to come to the United States.

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