Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Joins Freedom of the Press Caucus

Apr 18, 2007
Press Release
Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has joined the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. The bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press was established in May 2006.

The caucus aims to combat and condemn media censorship and the persecution of journalists around the world. There are more than 20 Members on the caucus.

Freedom of the press is one of the foundations for a democratic society and needs to be protected, said Congressman Smith.

The caucus seeks to raise awareness of free press issues “ predominantly international free press “ by drafting letters to heads of state and convening events with press freedom advocates. In the coming year, the caucus hopes to host workshops where special guests will brief Members and staff on international free press issues.

As President Thomas Jefferson said, The only security of all is in a free press.