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PEN International | World Press Freedom Day

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

  • Social Media messages

  • Visuals

  • Toolkit

  • 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: Please send all feedback and questions by email to Sabrina Tucci: . In solidarity, Aurélia Dondo Europe Programme Coordinator | PEN International **Working days: Monday – Thursday** t. +44 (0)20 7405 0338 |Twitter: @pen_int | Facebook:

World Press Freedom Day 2021 ACTION PAGE
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World Press Freedom Day 2021_centre_tool
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World Press Freedom Day 2021 SOCIAL MEDI
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