H.Res.629 - 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.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] (Introduced 04/19/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/07/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia .|
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Summary: H.Res.629 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/19/2012)
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.