January 9, 2015
by Patrice Taddonio Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist

In the wake of Wednesday’s horrific attack on journalists and staff at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which 12 people were killed, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has announced $7.5 million in grants in support of press freedom to FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative journalism series, as well as PBS NewsHour, NPR’s International Coverage and PRI’s The World.

“As Americans, we are fortunate to hold the First Amendment as a central value in our democracy and civil society. And these beliefs are jointly held by people of good will around the world,” CPB President and CEO Pat Harrison said in a statement announcing the grants. “We must never take these freedoms for granted.”

At FRONTLINE, we mourn those killed in the Paris attack. We are more committed than ever to investigative journalism. We are deeply grateful to CPB and PBS for their support.

– Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE Deputy Executive Producer
– David Fanning, FRONTLINE Founder and Executive Producer

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