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World Press Freedom Day
May 5, 2023

DCM Conrad Tribble

In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, Deputy Chief of Mission Conrad Tribble hosted a reception at his residence on May 3 with Spanish and international journalists and other media leaders, highlighting the important role that a free press plays in democracy, as well as the risk-taking work of journalists.

In the words of the Deputy Chief of Mission: “We recognize that democracy only works when the press is free to operate without fear of violence, reprisals, threats or unjust arrests. We continue to do all we can for the safety of the press and media workers, as well as for the release of those unjustly detained.”