May 9, 2016
How You Can Contribute To Press Freedom And Safety
During our show on World Press Freedom Day, a panel of prominent experts discussed the dangers journalists face around the world. If you’ve been inspired by their conversation, two of our guests — Delphine Halgand of Reporters Without Borders and Dana Priest of the Washington Post — provide their top resources and suggestions below.
Delphine Halgand, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Share Press Freedom campaigns on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram to help raise awareness:
Resources with more information about press freedom worldwide: 2016 World Press Freedom Index; RSF’s 2015 round ups on journalists killed and held hostage; “Jihad Against Journalists” report; RSF’s “100 Information Heroes;” and a discussion of U.S. hostage policy with imprisoned journalist Austin Tice’s parents.
And, of course, you can donate to RSF.
Dana Priest, the Washington Post
Priest’s students at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland run an organization called Press Uncuffed, which sells bracelets to raise money to help journalists around the world. She also likes the resources, including graphics, data, photos and campaign information, offered by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and Freedom House.