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#FreethePress: 30 days for freedom

Join the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA, in the lead up to World Press Freedom Day. The 30 Days for Freedom campaign highlights the plight of jailed journalists around the world by focusing on individuals currently imprisoned because they were doing their job.

WAN-IFRA is posting daily profiles of imprisoned journalists and calling for action
WAN-IFRA is posting daily profiles of imprisoned journalists and calling for action

http://www.wan-ifra.org/microsites/30-days-for-freedom

Visit the campaign website every day in the lead up to World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. WAN-IFRA is publishing daily profiles of imprisoned journalists and encouraging those who believe in a free press to share information about these cases across digital networks and social media platforms.

Use the hashtag #FreethePress and join the Twitter campaign now!

Be part of this campaign. Read the profiles, tweet protest letters to relevant heads of state, share information about imprisoned journalists and help raise global awareness around the individuals who have been sent to jail simply for doing their jobs.

In 2013, according to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 211 journalists were listed as imprisoned - the second highest number on record. WAN-IFRA's 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom laureate, Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, is one of those.

While Eskinder will become the focus of this campaign for 3 May and beyond, in the build-up to World Press Freedom Day WAN-IFRA will explore the issues surrounding the detention and imprisonment of journalists around the globe by highlighting individual cases that show why this is such a critical issue for press freedom worldwide.

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