REGIONS:

SUBSCRIBE:

Sign up for weekly updates

Correction: PEN's Sochi Olympics Campaign - Social Media Action

PLEASE NOTE AMENDMENTS TO MY PREVIOUS EMAIL SENT ON MONDAY 6 JANUARY

Dear Colleagues,

Following the Russia Out in the Cold Campaign emails that you have received explaining the campaign and how you can join it, we would like to invite you to participate in a social media action that will form part of our protest.

In the last 18 months, Russian lawmakers have passed a number of laws which place a chokehold on free expression. Three of these laws - the so-called anti-gay propaganda law, the religious insult law and the re-criminalisation of defamation - are particularly dangerous to our fellow writers and journalists.

As part of the social media aspect of our campaign, we are planning an online Thunderclap action that will highlight these issues and the threat they pose to freedom of expression.

Below you will find a summary of what Thunderclap is and how you can participate in this action. We urge you to join this action and help us direct public attention to the threats to free expression in Russia.

Thunderclap

On Thursday 6 February, at exactly 2pm GMT, a single message supporting our Russian Winter Olympics campaign will be sent from the Facebook and Twitter accounts of PEN members - and Out in the Cold campaign supporters around the world - sharing the same message at the same time, spreading an idea through Facebook and Twitter that cannot be ignored.

What is Thunderclap?

Thunderclap is an online tool that individuals can sign up to through their Twitter and Facebook accounts in order to join social media campaigns. By joining Thunderclap you're allowing it to share a single message on your behalf at a specified time and date. This is only the case when you click the button on the campaign page to support us with one or more of your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr accounts. After the campaign is complete, Thunderclap won't send any more messages from your account and your account will remain completely private throughout.

How to add your name to the Thunderclap

1.

You will receive an email with a link to the campaign on Monday 13 JANUARY

2.

Follow the link on the email to add your name to the campaign. Do this as soon as you can - we need at least 100 people to sign up for the Thunderclap to go ahead!

3.

Select your social media accounts (to spread the message as far as possible we suggest you choose all your social media accounts)

4.

This will generate a message from your social media account to let others know that you have signed up to the campaign

5.

Another message will be generated on Thursday 6 FEBRUARY at 2pm GMT from all accounts that have signed up - culminating in a Thunderclap, and spreading news of PEN's Sochi Olympics campaign across the internet.

Best Wishes,
Sahar

Sahar Halaimzai

Communications & Campaigns Manager

PEN International
Support PEN International.
Order your copy of PEN International's Write Against Impunity anthology here .

t. +44 (0)20 7405 0338

e. Twitter

Facebook

www.pen-international.org

Celebrating 90 years of promoting literature and defending freedom of expression
International PEN is trading as PEN International. International PEN is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 05683997. International PEN is a registered charity in England and Wales with registration number 1117088. International PEN's registered office is Brownlow House, 50-51 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6ER, UK.

PLEASE NOTE AMENDMENTS TO MY PREVIOUS
EMAIL SENT ON MONDAY 6 JANUARY

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Following the Russia   Out
in the Cold   Campaign
emails that you have received explaining the campaign and how you can join it,
we would like to invite you to participate in a social media action that will
form part of our protest.

 

In the last 18 months, Russian lawmakers have passed a
number of laws which place a chokehold on free expression. Three of these laws
– the so-called anti-gay propaganda law, the religious insult law and the
re-criminalisation of defamation – are particularly dangerous to our fellow
writers and journalists.

 

As part of the social media aspect of our campaign, we are
planning an online Thunderclap action that will highlight these issues and the
threat they pose to freedom of expression.  

 

Below you will find a summary of what Thunderclap is and
how you can participate in this action. We urge you to join this action and
help us direct public attention to the threats to free expression in Russia . 

 

Thunderclap

 

On Thursday 6 February, at exactly 2pm GMT, a
single message supporting our Russian Winter Olympics campaign will be sent
from the Facebook and Twitter accounts of PEN members - and   Out
in the Cold   campaign
supporters around the world - sharing the same message at the same time,
spreading an idea through Facebook and Twitter that cannot be ignored.

 

What is
Thunderclap?

 

Thunderclap is an online tool that individuals can
sign up to through their Twitter and Facebook accounts in order to join social
media campaigns. By joining Thunderclap you're allowing it to share a
single message on your behalf at a specified time and date. This is only the
case when you click the button on the campaign page to support us with one or
more of your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr accounts. After the campaign is
complete, Thunderclap won't send any more messages from your account and
your account will remain completely private throughout.

 

How to add your
name to the Thunderclap

 

You will receive an email   with a link to the campaign on   Monday 13 JANUARY

Follow the link   on the email to add your name to

the campaign. Do this as soon as you can – we need at least 100

people to sign up for the Thunderclap to go ahead!

Select your social media accounts   (to spread the message as far as

possible we suggest you choose all your social media accounts)

This will generate

a message from your social media account to let others know that you have

signed up to the campaign

Another message

will be generated on Thursday 6 FEBRUARY

at 2pm GMT from all accounts that have signed up –

culminating in a Thunderclap, and spreading news of PEN's Sochi

Olympics campaign across the internet.

   

Best Wishes,

Sahar

 

Sahar Halaimzai  |  Communications
& Campaigns Manager 

PEN International

Support
PEN International.

Order your copy of
PEN International's Write Against Impunity anthology   here .

 

t. +44 (0)20 7405 0338

e.   Twitter  

  Facebook  

  www.pen-international.org

 

Celebrating 90 years of promoting literature and
defending freedom of expression

International PEN is trading as PEN
International. International PEN is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number
05683997. International PEN is a registered charity in England and Wales with registration number
1117088. International PEN's registered office is Brownlow House, 50-51
High Holborn, London, WC1V 6ER, UK .

 

 

 

Latest Tweet:

Les fausses accusations de Bakou pour mieux censurer les journalistes https://t.co/MaPBQodYFg @Khadija_Ismayil… https://t.co/626z64IWiQ