Pulitzer Winners Decry DOJ Moves Against Risen and Press Freedom

Pulitzer Winners Decry DOJ Moves Against Risen and Press Freedom

Fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists issued strong individual statements Monday that voiced emphatic support for New York Times reporter James Risen and urged the Justice Department to stop threatening him with harsh fines or imprisonment.

Many of the statements from the Pulitzer winners included scathing criticisms of the Obama administration for a range of policies related to freedom of the press.

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