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Transcript: World Press Freedom Day 2024

EM. BUZBEE: Good morning and welcome to the Washington Post. I’m Sally Buzbee, executive editor of the Post. Thank you all for joining us today in person and online for this extremely important event.

Today is World Press Freedom Day, when we highlight the crucial role of independent media and address some of the most serious threats to press freedom, including censorship, disinformation and violence against journalists. These are risks that journalists around the world take every day.