Speaking to the importance of independent media and free expression, Internews President and CEO Jeanne Bourgault testified today before the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations of the US House Committee on Appropriations.
Watch an excerpt of the testimony:
Bourgault called on the committee to continue to invest in democracy, human rights, and governance programs.
“At Internews, we seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world – a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and fuels vibrant civic debate. We are very grateful for the Committee’s leadership in supporting programs which advance independent media, Internet freedom, and overall freedom of expression.”