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The United States in March slashed the number of Chinese nationals allowed to work at the U.S. offices of major Chinese state-owned media, and on May 11 limited their stay to 90 days, with an option to extend.

#China has expelled U.S. journalists working for several U.S. newspapers this year, and introduced new visa restrictions on several U.S. media companies.

Some Chinese journalists were last week granted visa extensions due to expire as soon as Nov. 4, said Wang. Others have not been granted an extension yet, he said.

“We once again urge the U.S. to immediately give up its illusions and stop the political persecution and suppression of Chinese reporters,” said Wang. “Do not say that you were not forewarned by China.”

And why does this matter? Because President Trump and his administration are desperately fighting to save America from Socialism/Communism or worse through a collaborated effort by the United Nations and their global “partners” across the globe, heavily influenced by China, Iran, and other dictatorships, we do not want in the United States.

The #PressFreedomPact campaign

There is an international campaign led by Reporters Without Borders called #PressFreedomPact that is currently circulating on Twitter.

The “#PressFreedomPact,” is a campaign challenging candidates running for office in November’s elections to publicly commit to upholding the principles of press freedom. The website goes on to say that the “hostile environment for journalists in the United States is a direct threat to the First Amendment rights of Americans and to the safety of journalists elsewhere in the world. In the midst of a steady global decline in press freedom worldwide, it is crucial that democratic nations like the United States uphold the principle of press freedom.”

Highlights of this pact include:

Congress should pass, and the president should sign an amendment to the Espionage Act to ensure journalists cannot be prosecuted.

Congress should pass, and the president should sign legislation that would strengthen U.S. foreign policy on press freedom.

The website says that freedom in the United States is on the decline and ferociously attacks President Trump.

Now here’s why understanding sources matter.

Reporters Without Borders

In 2018, Reporters without Borders or RSF launched the Information and Democracy Commission to introduce new guarantees for freedom of opinion and expression in the global space of information and communication.

In a joint mission statement, the Commission’s presidents, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire and Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, identified many factors currently threatening that freedom.

This includes political control of the media, the subjugation of news and information to private interests, the growing influence of corporate actors, online mass disinformation, and the erosion of quality journalism.

The Commission’s presidents for RSF are secretary-general Christophe Deloire and Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi.

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian political activist, lawyer, a former judge, and human rights activist, and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran.

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