SPJ Presents: Postcards to Jailed Journalists

Posted: February 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm, Last Updated: February 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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Date(s) - 02/14/2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) as they host an event to support the Committee to Protect Journalists’s “Postcards to Jailed Journalists” postcard-writing and social media campaign to highlight the situations of imprisoned journalists.

In December 2016, the Committee to Protect Journalists counted 259 journalists imprisoned worldwide. Journalists and others imprisoned for “crimes” like exercising free speech have said that communication from the outside world is a vital form of support.

As a Chinese activist once put it: “When letters and cards arrive at the prison like snowflakes, the prison knows that a lot of people are paying attention to these prisoners.”

Lend your support on social media by using #FreeThePress.

Write to Jason Hartsel at jhartsel@gmu.edu