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U.S. Independence Day Remarks by Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch

Chairman Abrahamian, Friends: Thank you for joining us to celebrate the birthday of the United States of America. July 4th is not for a few weeks, but the legacy of America’s independence is worth celebrating every day of the year. On Independence Day, Americans reconnect with family, friends and community, remember our history, and renew our ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at World Press Freedom Day Concert and Reception

Tonight we celebrate your work and the work of journalists around the world and reflect upon one of the core values of every democracy: freedom of expression.  Freedom of expression, for members of the media and citizens alike, is a universal human right and the cornerstone of a democratic society. Governments must protect the right ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Ombudsman Andreasian’s “Media Forum 1”

Media freedom is one of the cornerstones of liberty. Without freedom of the press, countries simply cannot achieve their full economic and democratic potential.  Indeed, freedom of media, and its corollary, the freedom of expression, underlie many other freedoms essential to democracy: the freedoms of conscience, of assembly, of religion, and of choosing one’s government. ...
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