Jessica Jerreat, VOA’s Press Freedom Editor, has worked at the intersection of press freedom and international news for organizations including the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists and The Times of London. Prior to joining VOA in March 2020, Jerreat was senior editor at CPJ, where she edited in depth reports into global censorship and attacks on the press. She previously edited news for the broadsheet press in the U.K. including for the foreign desk of The Times and at the Daily Telegraph. Jerreat has a master’s in War, Media, and Society from the University of Kent at Canterbury, with a focus on propaganda, the press and conflict in the Korean war.
Legislation and subsequent reforms were designed to shelter journalists from interference that could undermine their credibility while at the same time fostering their freedom to report on US, its politics and culture from the full range of perspectives