Knight Foundation's Eric Newton Looks at Press Freedom, Announces Creation of Legal Defense Fund

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BY CLARE BOYLE
Program Coordinator

Eric Newton, Senior Adviser to the President, spoke at World Press Freedom Day, and examined the future of press freedom. He also announced the formation of a legal defense fund with the Open Society Foundations. The Knight Foundation's part of the project is to specifically help defend bloggers and web site proprietors unfairly jailed around the world.

Click here to read and watch his full remarks.