Interview with Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He is to receive Deutsche Welle’s Freedom of Speech Award 2017.
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."
The US president has suggested the government consider revoking broadcast licenses for outlets running stories critical of his administration. Some warned that freedom of speech is under threat.
Giving the White House Correspondents‘ Association a Freedom of Speech award was an 'impressive moment of international solidarity' says Turkish commentator Sedat Ergin.
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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