S.Res. 391 (112th): A resolution condemning violence by the Government of Syria against journalists, and expressing the sense of the Senate on freedom of the press in Syria.

Mar 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Ron Wyden
Senior Senator from Oregon
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Last Updated
Mar 08, 2012
5 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 629 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 2012


This simple resolution was agreed to on March 29, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Mar 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 08, 2012
Reported by Committee Mar 27, 2012
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Mar 29, 2012

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3/29/2012--Passed Senate without amendment.
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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