Buttressing a Pillar of Democracy: Suzanne Nossel Calls on Biden to Reinforce Press Freedoms at Home and Abroad

Suzanne Nossel (’97), Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, published a piece on Foreign Policy discussing the danger of Trump’s treatment of the press and its impact on journalistic freedom globally (“Biden Must Restore America’s Reputation as a Beacon of Press Freedom,” Nov. 12). “Around the world, the United States’ high profile turnabout on press freedom has eased the way for similarly inclined leaders to constrain press freedoms. Arrests and attacks on journalists by law enforcement during this year’s racial justice protests made international headlines, undercutting the United States’ credibility in calling out similar excesses when they occur abroad.”