A letter from an Egyptian photojournalist locked up in 'the blackhole'
Journalists exist to tell the story, rather than be the story.
But in many parts of the world, it is becoming increasingly dangerous for them to do their jobs. Last year was the deadliest for more than a decade, according to Reporters Without Borders. So far this year, 25 journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists have been killed and 331 imprisoned for their work.
We at the Independent believe this is a global disgrace. A story that needs to be told.
From the Maldives to Brazil, evidence abounds of journalists being harassed and hounded. Hundreds more flee their countries every year.
Voices in Danger will give their cases the mass media airing they deserve.
By putting these outrages against democracy on display to the world, we will bring pressure to bear on the regimes that are, at best, turning the other way, at worst bringing violent oppression down upon their own citizens.
You can help journalists in danger by donating to Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists. Where appropriate, we will provide links allowing you to contact the regimes directly and call for them to respect their duty to safeguard freedom of speech for their people.
Bad publicity is often the weapon leaders fear more than anything. Let’s use it.
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"It was the murder of Anna Politovskaya that really brought home to me the importance of journalistic freedom.
Anna, who worked for my family’s campaigning newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was murdered at her block of flats in Moscow after running a series of exposes of Russian atrocities in Chechnya."