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Today is World Press Freedom Day, a commemoration that has taken on new meaning in the US this year.
Things stateside aren't as bad as in places like Turkey and Russia, where the lives of some journalists are truly at risk.
But American democracy has suddenly found itself on the spectrum. Over the weekend, Donald Trump again called journalists "very dishonest people", and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told ABC News that the White House has "looked at" changes to libel laws.
How to help protect press freedom
Support the journalists and cartoonists currently jailed in Turkey by following #FreeTurkeyMedia and signing Amnesty International's petition. In the wake of last year's attempted coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's administration has put more than 120 journalists in prison. This represents more than one-third of the entire world's jailed journalists.
Learn about the fearless women who have put their lives at risk reporting for Novaya Gazeta, the truth-telling Russian newspaper. Yesterday we covered Elena Milashina's coverage of the persecution of Chechnya's gay community. She is now in hiding. Call the Russian Embassy in Washington DC at 202.298.5700 to let them know you're watching while reporter Elena Milashina faces death threats.
Donate to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Buy a subscription to support investigative reporting by media outlets like the Washington Post and New York Times. Where would we be without them right now?