H.Res. 629 (112th): Condemning violence by the Government of Syria against journalists, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on freedom of the press in Syria.

Introduced:
Apr 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Adam Schiff
Representative for California's 29th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 19, 2012
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 391 (identical)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 29, 2012

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on April 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2012
 
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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

The Middle East and North Africa

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4/19/2012--Introduced.
Calls on Syria to: (1) open the country to independent and foreign journalists and end its media blackout; and (2) release all detained journalists, videographers, and bloggers.
Condemns: (1) Syria's intimidation and violence towards journalists, videographers, and bloggers; and (2) nations that assist Syria's media repression.
Pays tribute to the journalists who have lost their lives while reporting on the conflict in Syria and commends the courage of journalists who continue to operate in harm's way.
Supports the people of Syria seeking a free flow of accurate news and other forms of information.
Reaffirms the centrality of press freedom to U.S. efforts to support democracy around the world.

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