Medill¹s National Security Journalism Initiative is home to the Military Reporters and Editors organization. On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, MRE issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017–Military Reporters and Editors, the preeminent membership organization for media professionals in the national security field, joined with other leading press organizations on World Press Freedom Day to speak out on behalf of the media worldwide.
“Journalists and journalism are increasingly under siege,” said John M. Donnelly, MRE’s new president. “Reporters worldwide are too often threatened, harassed, jailed and even killed. In the United States, the president has called the press ‘the enemy of the people.’ MRE will make its voice heard inside the Pentagon and beyond–either alone or with like-minded media group–to defend press freedom and journalists’ access.”