Obama Honours Daniel Pearl With Media Freedom Bill

President Barack Obama has signed a law that requires the US state department to compile a public list of foreign governments that violate press freedom.Mr Obama said the measure would send a strong message that Washington was paying attention to the way governments elsewhere in the world treat the media.The law is named after US journalist Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded by militants in Pakistan in 2002.He was working on a Wall Street Journal story about radical Islamist groups.Mr Obama was joined for the signing ceremony by Pearl's widow, Mariane, the couple's seven-year-old son, Adam, and the journalist's parents.