On May 3, Consul General Matthias Mitman delivered remarks on World Press Freedom Day

man speaking to pressIn celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Consul General Matthias Mitman addressed journalists, KRG officials, and other defenders of media freedom at Metro Center’s event, Defending Journalists in the IKR. In his remarks, Consul Mitman stressed that a free press is necessary for government accountability, open societies, and economic development. He also praised the work of journalists working in difficult and dangerous environments, thanking them for their courage to report the truth at great personal risk.