- EnactedMay 17th, 2010The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed April 29th, 2010Passed by Voice Vote
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- senate Committees
- The house has not voted
House Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedOctober 1st, 2009
- house Committees
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Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009
To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices information about freedom of the press in foreign countries, and for other purposes.
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) in countries where there are particularly severe violations of freedom of the press, whether such governments participate in or condone such violations and the actions such governments have taken to preserve the safety and independence of the media and ensure the prosecution of individuals who attack or murder journalists.