Resolution Four 2010

Resolution Four: To Support Freedom of Speech and of Information in the United States and Internationally.

Freedom of speech and of information has come under increasing threat in the United States and internationally.  Journalists and other media professionals have more frequently faced arrest, imprisonment, physical attack, torture and even death or threats of death for their communication efforts.

Whereas, in recognition of the importance of freedom of speech, of the press and of information to democracy and other forms of governance, and

Whereas, in recognition of the valuable contributions of journalists and other mass communication professionals in the United States and around the world,

Therefore, be it resolved that:

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) goes on record in support of freedom of speech and of information in the United States and internationally,

Be it further resolved that:
AEJMC formally requests that all heads of state and government officials in the United States and internationally actively take steps to ensure protections of free speech, of the press and of information including laws that formally protect freedom of speech and of information.

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