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US announces funds to protect and support independent journalism

US announces funds to protect and support independent journalism

Washington, Dec 9 (UNI) The US government announced to provide new funding to protect reporters targeted because of their work and support independent international journalism, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at the opening of the virtual Summit for Democracy.

Highlighting the case of Dayanna Monroy – an investigative journalist who was threatened and faced a legal complaint for her work – Blinken said the new "liability fund" will support "reporters and news organizations that are targeted with litigation as a result of their reporting.

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