S. 1739 (111th): Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009

Oct 01, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3714 (same title)
Signed by the President — May 17, 2010

Christopher Dodd
Senator from Connecticut
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Last Updated
Oct 01, 2009
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3714 (Related)
Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009

Signed by the President
May 17, 2010

H.R. 2410 (Related)
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 10, 2009


This bill was introduced on November 17, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 01, 2009
Referred to Committee Oct 01, 2009
Reported by Committee Nov 17, 2009
Full Title

A bill to promote freedom of the press around the world.


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6 cosponsors (6D) (show)

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12/18/2009--Reported to Senate amended.
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) whether governments in countries in which there are severe violations of freedom of the press participate in or condone such violations, and actions that such governments have taken to preserve the safety and independence of the media and to ensure the prosecution of individuals who attack or murder journalists.

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