Secretary Blinken Remarks on World Press Freedom Day

Marks first in-person event at Foreign Press Center since 2020.

 Department of State Secretary Antony Blinken delivered remarks to the press at the Foreign Press Center on Tuesday, celebrating World Press Freedom Day and outlining how the State Department plans to uphold freedom of the press throughout the world. Journalists both in person and virtually asked the U.S. secretary of state questions about a variety of global press freedom issues.

While Secretary Blinken avoided a few questions about press suppression in China and the Middle East, he expressed gratitude for being able to conduct such conversations with the press at the Foreign Press Center once again.

“This is the first in-person event… that we’ve been able to have in over two years as a result of the pandemic,” said Secretary Blinken at the start of his remarks. “I can’t imagine a more fitting occasion than to do it on World Press Freedom Day.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the secretary of state to seek God’s direction as he oversees U.S. diplomatic efforts.
  • For the president and his administration to be wise in their dealings with China and the Middle East.
  • With thanksgiving to the Lord for the recovery from the pandemic.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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