December 23, 2022

Van Hollen Statement on Freedom of the Press, Meeting with Journalist Rana Ayyub

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding freedom of the press and his recent meeting with journalist Rana Ayyub:

“Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of democracy, and we must do all we can to defend those who report and reveal the facts, both at home and abroad. Recently, I met with Rana Ayyub, who received the National Press Club’s highest honor for press freedom this year – the International John Aubuchon Award. Time Magazine has named her as one of ten journalists with maximum threats to their life. We must do everything in our power to protect Rana and the safety of journalists everywhere.”