International journalists pay a visit to Boise

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 14:50:12-04

BOISE, Idaho — Seven journalists from around the world visited Boise Monday to learn more about freedom of the press.

Several of them were from countries where you could be jailed or even killed for what you report--places like Kazakhstan and Syria, where dictators limit freedom of speech to control the masses.

As expected, the journalists were astounded by the ability of the US media to question those in power.

The journalists had a chance to sit down with Idaho Representative Melissa Wintrow about how politicians deal with the press. They also visited the Arbiter, Boise State's student newspaper.