H.R. 3714 (111th): Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009

Oct 01, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-166.
Adam Schiff
Representative for California's 29th congressional district
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Aug 25, 2010
2 pages
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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 17, 2010.

Introduced Oct 01, 2009
Referred to Committee Oct 01, 2009
Passed House Dec 16, 2009
Passed Senate Apr 29, 2010
Signed by the President May 17, 2010
Full Title

To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices information about freedom of the press in foreign countries, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 16, 2009 4:36 p.m.
Passed 403/12

1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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5/17/2010--Public Law.
Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to expand the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices to include:
(1) a description of the status of freedom of the press in each country reviewed in the report;
(2) identification of countries in which there were violations of freedom of the press; and
(3) in countries where there are particularly severe violations of freedom of the press, whether such governments participate in or condone such violations and the actions such governments have taken to preserve the safety and independence of the media and ensure the prosecution of individuals who attack or murder journalists.

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