S.Res.391 - 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.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/08/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/29/2012 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2278-2279; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S2278; text as passed Senate: CR S2278-2279) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.391 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (03/29/2012)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
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.