As a prelude to the Summit for Democracy that officially starts on Thursday, December 9, Secretary Blinken talked in the panel on the importance of media safety, freedom, and sustainability in the health and vitality of democratic societies.

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On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden will host the first of two Summits for Democracy.

The event will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to address threats faced by democracies today.

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