Summary: S.Res.391 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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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.