US to make new investments to protect journalists around the world

NEW YORK, December 8 & nbsp;/TASS /. The United States is set to provide significant new funding to & nbsp; fund efforts to & nbsp; protect independent journalists and & nbsp; the media around the world. This was announced on & nbsp; Wednesday by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the eve of the & nbsp; Summit for & nbsp; Democracy, which will take place on 9 & mdash; 10 & nbsp; December.

& laquo; In & nbsp; nbsp; investments in & nbsp; support of independent media experiencing financial problems. Our contribution to the & nbsp; recently launched International Foundation for & nbsp; Supporting Public Interest Media will be the largest of any nation & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Blinken.

Washington-initiated 'Summit for & nbsp; Democracy' scheduled for & nbsp; 9 & mdash; 10 & nbsp; December. It & nbsp; will be held in & nbsp; videoconference mode with & nbsp; the participation of heads of state, human rights defenders and & nbsp; businessmen. 110 countries and & nbsp; territories were invited to the event. The & nbsp; list includes the Chinese island of Taiwan, but this list does not include the PRC and & nbsp; Russia.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called this US initiative a “ get-together '' and & nbsp; one of the & nbsp; & nbsp & nbsp; & quot; most controversial projects & quot; Washington DC.