A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world’s most threatened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group announced Friday in New York. Members of the One Free Press Coalition will publish on their platforms each month a “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists who have been jailed, threatened or attacked for their work. “Intimidation, violence, incendiary speech against journalists and preventing reporters from doing their jobs are crucial issues for our profession in these times,” Krach said. “With the One Free Press Coalition, we are shining an enduring light from all corners of the globe on our fellow journalists who are being persecuted, punished or worse in the pursuit of truth,” Lane said. Other coalition partners include the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Source: National Post March 15, 2019 09:00 UTC