From: Alex Leary [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2015 12:39 PM
To: Velz, Peter
Subject: In-town print pool No. 2
POTUS held roundtable with persecuted journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day.
Fatima Tlisova, Russia
Dieu Cay, Vietnam
Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha, Ethiopia
White House Officials:
Josh Earnest, Press Secretary
Stephen Pomper, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Right
Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council Spokesperson
Look for WH transcript of POTUS remarks.
He praised the role journalists play in democracy. "Journalists give all of us as citizens the chance to know the truth about our countries, ourselves, our governments. That makes us better. It makes us stronger. It gives voice to the voiceless."
Washington Bureau Chief
Tampa Bay Times
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