Rep. Adam Schiff: One thing Mike Pence and I agreed on
Updated 7:53 AM ET, Mon November 13, 2017
- US must defend the rights of journalists worldwide, Rep. Adam Schiff says
- They face greatest threat when foes believe they can be targeted with impunity, he says
Adam Schiff is the Democratic US representative for California's 28th Congressional District. He is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. This is the next installment in the CNN Opinion series on the challenges facing the media, under attack from critics, governments and changing technology.
(CNN)Seven years ago, I was proud to stand behind President Barack Obama as he signed into law the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. The bill, which I named in honor of former Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, placed press freedom at the center of promoting human rights and democracy -- where it belongs.