The purpose of this subcommittee hearing is to examine the dangers of reporting on human rights, discuss how journalists have been personally targeted by authoritarian regimes, and how Congress can play a supportive role in advocating for a free press around the world.


Mr. Joel Simon
Executive Director
Committee to Protect Journalists

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Ms. Sarah Repucci
Senior Director
Freedom House

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Ms. Hatice Cengiz

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Ms. Gulchehra Hoja
Radio Free Asia

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