Global Trends in Democracy and Authoritarianism: Challenges to Press Freedom [June 21, 2022] [open pdf - 541KB]
From the Document: "Some Members of Congress have expressed concern over global challenges to press freedom. According to a recent United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, approximately 85% of the world's population experienced a decline in press freedom in their country between 2016 and 2020. Some Members of the 117th Congress have proposed legislation seeking to bolster U.S. foreign policy responses to this trend."
CRS In Focus, IF12137
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/