Above is a recording of the Newseum's Assessment of Press Freedom event that took place on 17 January 2018.
Members of IFEX know from experience that efforts to control, degrade and disable a free press will always be met with great gestures of solidarity and resistance, and it will be no different in the U.S.
- Annie Game, IFEX Executive Director
What happens in the US affects us all. Our freedom to know, to criticize and to question those who hold power over us is reliant on the free flow of pluralistic and independent information. In our ever-smaller world, some domestic policies can be felt as keenly abroad as at home. The Trump trend of anger at the press is not just fodder for TV satire. It must be checked. We must all advocate for a flourishing plural and independent media landscape for the US and the world.
IFEX members routinely participate in missions to countries of concern for press freedom. The goal of this mission is to draw attention to the deterioration of press freedom in the US, as well as to promote solidarity among the global journalism community and their colleagues in the US.