Sens. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, the co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, released a statement May 3 marking World Press Freedom Day.

“As co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, we join today’s celebration of World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to recognize the important role of a free press in keeping citizens informed, holding leaders accountable and protecting democracy,” said Coons and Tillis. “We continue to see gruesome attacks and threats against journalists around the world, and today, we honor and stand with journalists everywhere who continue to pursue truth and transparency.”