On World Press Freedom Day (3 May), PEN International will pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives and remember those who are targeted in the pursuit of a story. The organisation will focus on the cases of Idris Said ‘Abba Arre’ (Eritrea), Daphne Caruana Galizia (Malta), Kalúa Salazar (Nicaragua) and Maria Ressa (Philippines), and will call on PEN members to mobilise so that governments respect and protect press freedom.
We will promote the campaign on PEN International’s website and social media channels from Monday 3 May to Friday 7 May. You can plan activities on the day itself and/or during the week:
Monday 3 May: campaign launch
Tuesday 4 May: focus on Idris Said
Wednesday 5 May: focus on Daphne Caruana Galizia
Thursday 6 May: focus on Kalúa Salazar
Friday 7 May: focus on Maria Ressa
To promote this work, PEN International created an action page, social media messages, visual materials and a toolkit summarising the campaign and providing links to available materials. Please note that all materials, which are available in English only, are EMBARGOED until 00:01 BST 3 May. Kindly use these materials (also attached) to mobilise members in your own country. Please use #WorldPressFreedomDay as the main hashtag for any content shared on social media, alongside #mariaressa, #IdrisSaid, #DaphneCaruanaGalizia and #KalúaSalazar.
Action Page https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GTRoIgqU60GOSEnyEN28DBpLlhIxyKlT/view?usp=sharing
Social Media messages https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jl_8k1OqKmU3seTb89l3KszSDZWsjDff/view?usp=sharing
Visuals Images can be re-used and shared by PEN Centres but cannot be used for commercial purposes. Please use the following captions and copyrights:
Idris Said ‘Abba Arre’. Photo credit: PEN Eritrea/unknown
Daphne Caruana Galizia © Pippa Zammit Cutajar
Kalúa Salazar © Kalúa Salazar
Maria Ressa. Image courtesy of Franz Lopez (Flickr permissions)
PEN International’s Digital Manager is finalizing a graphic, which will be ready later today and uploaded onto google drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dTeDfUJc9KIjXFEeQ4_4I_-869ZwaLE0?usp=sharing Please send all feedback and questions by email to Sabrina Tucci: Sabrina.Tucci@pen-international.org . In solidarity, Aurélia Dondo Europe Programme Coordinator | PEN International **Working days: Monday – Thursday** t. +44 (0)20 7405 0338 |Twitter: @pen_int | Facebook: www.facebook.com/peninternational