CPJ and other IFEX members appeal to IFEX members to join Our Society Will Be a Free Society campaign
SOURCE: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is an internal appeal from CPJ:
Dear IFEX members:
We’ve signed on to the Our Society Will Be a Free Society campaign and ask that other members join too. The campaign website, in English, French and Farsi, can be found at http://www.oursocietywillbeafreesociety.org/
The campaign was begun in response to the systematic rounding up and imprisonment of journalists, writers and bloggers in Iran. Freedom of expression groups from around the world have come together to petition the Supreme Leader to free the journalists and writers held in Iran. The petition is on the website http://www.oursocietywillbeafreesociety.org/
and on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/398 We are collecting signatures until 20 March 2010 to coincide with the Iranian New Year.
If you do want to join the campaign, we will add your name to the ‘Who Are We?’ section of the website. To join, we kindly request that you post the link to the campaign on your
website and help us generate signatures to the petition (on the website or Facebook) by sending this invitation on to your lists and contacts.
Let us know what action you’ve taken and if you’d like to be added to the list of participating organisations by writing to CPJ’s Andrew Levinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a contact name and email address and you will also be added to the campaign list-serv.
Committee to Protect Journalists
Index on Censorship
Reporters Without Borders
PEN American Center
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
International Publishers Association
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
International Federation of Journalists
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.