Stand up for Journalists and Journalism
Help us mark World Press Freedom Day by calling attention to the urgent need to protect press freedom, and support reporters and publishers who support the public’s right to know. We plan to meet again at the DOJ (10th and Penn NW) at noon. and have several speakers. Then move to the National Press Club (12th & F St NW) for additional speakers. We will call on the Press Club to support persecuted journalists, as well as those who have suffered or died doing their job – such as slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh. We call on the US government to enforce an investigation into Abu-Akleh’s death.
Finally we will move to the Washington Post headquarters, at 13th and K St NW (opposite Franklin Park). There we will call on the mainstream media to protect the public’s right to know, and support journalists as well as whistleblowers who have risked their careers to inform the public. We will conclude the rally no later than 2 pm. More information will be forthcoming; we hope you will be interested and available to help carry this important message about press freedom and the public’s right to know!