Action Alert: Protect Your Journalists!


Freedom of speech is being contested in every country around the world. Our knowledge of issues beyond US borders informs our decisions — from who to vote into office to whether or not to buy gas from Shell or Exxon. When a journalist is imprisoned in Peru or a progressive radio station is denied a license to broadcast in Croatia, that access begins to erode.

The Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists provides regularly updated action alerts, as well as other journalism resource links from around the globe. Each case they highlight offers a listing of who you should contact and how to reach them if you want to get involved. AMARC’s International Solidarity Network provides updates on the successes and failures of worldwide community radio stations. Keep yourself informed: Protect your journalists.

WE DON'T KNOW

What's going to happen next as the headlines grow crazier and more disconcerting by the day. But we do know the job of an independent, unrelenting press is more important than ever—and the ongoing commitment of MoJo readers to fight for a democracy where facts matter and all can participate is absolutely vital.

If you feel the urgency deep in your bones like we do, please consider signing up as a monthly donor during our fall pledge drive to support Mother Jones' fair and fearless reporting for the long haul (or make a one-time gift if that works better for you). The headlines may fade, but the need to investigate the powerful never will.