President Barack Obama marked Sunday’s World Press Freedom day by inviting three international journalists who have been persecuted as a result of their work, according to the White House.
In addition, he reiterated calls for the release of Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post, who is imprisoned in Iran on what officials have called bogus espionage charges.
The trio with whom he spoke consisted of Fatima Tlisova of Russia, Dieu Cay of Vietnam and Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha of Ethiopia.
Tlisova reported on the Chechen insurgency, including corruption and disappearances of individuals in the North Caucasus. Read more