Journalists in the USA are under attack and being silenced by the president. The White House Correspondents' Association has been awarded the DW Freedom of Speech Award for its fight to promote free speech.
The president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Jeff Mason, has been given the 2017 DW Freedom of Speech Award. Mason said he hopes it will "shed light on the importance of press freedom around the world."
Giving US journalists a Freedom of Speech award is mind-boggling. The White House Correspondents‘ Association’s Jeff Mason accepted the award with words of strong encouragement on democracy and freedom nonetheless.
Journalists, politicians and activists debate issues of identity and diversity for three days in Bonn. DW hands out its 'Freedom of Speech Award' at a conference packed with workshops, panel discussions, art and music.
The journalists of the White House Correspondents' Association have been awarded DW's 2017 Freedom of Speech Award. DW said the WHCA had established a new benchmark in holding US leadership accountable.
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