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Biden vows to fund, protect journalists worldwide

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with members of the White House Covid-19 Response Team about the latest developments regarding the Omicron variant in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 9 December 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with members of the White House Covid-19 Response Team about the latest developments regarding the Omicron variant in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 9, 2019. 2021. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATE 7:20 PM PT – Thursday, December 9, 2021

Joe Biden has vowed to fund and support a free press around the world.

Biden, along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, hosted the first virtual “Summit for Democracy” on Thursday and spoke to more than 100 leaders worldwide in an effort to support the media. independence. Despite reports revealing the current administration has been spotted lobbying from the mainstream media, Biden insists the First Amendment is “the cornerstone of democracy”.

This comes after White House officials said they were displeased with media coverage of the country’s supply chain crisis.

“We are committing significant amounts of money to launch a new multilateral effort or international fund for public interest media to maintain independent media on the Internet,” Biden said. worldwide and through USAID,” Biden said. “We will be creating a new defamation fund for journalists to help protect investigative journalists against nuisance lawsuits that prevent them from doing their jobs… important work. all around the world.”

Meanwhile, the White House insisted the summit was not a “seal of approval”, although leaders from China, Russia, Turkey and Hungary were not invited.

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