Obama Signing Law Supporting Worldwide Press Freedom

May 17, 2010 - 4:56 AM
The law, known as the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, expands efforts to identify countries where press freedom is being violated.
Washington (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to sign a law Monday intended to provide more protections for a free press around the world.
 
The law, known as the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, expands efforts to identify countries where press freedom is being violated. The law is named after Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was beheaded in Pakistan in 2002.
 
In the afternoon, the president will welcome the NCAA champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team to the White House.