Zehra Dogan
Alaa Abdelfattah
Republic of Congo
Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba
Azimjon Askarov
Ding Lingjie

Click on the photos above to send a postcard. Art by Jack Forbes.

When journalists are silenced, society suffers. As of December 2017, a record 262 journalists were in jail for their work around the world. Prison is isolating -- over the years CPJ has reported on journalists denied access to their lawyers and families, on allegations of torture and abuse, and on the sheer lengths to which authorities will go to stop a story. Now, you can help keep the journalists' stories alive and their spirits up.

CPJ's #FreeThePress campaign is designed to bring awareness, build support, and inspire action on behalf of journalists imprisoned for their work.

Learn their stories, use digital postcards to send messages of hope, and join the campaign to stand in solidarity and advocate for their immediate release.

Send a message of support to an imprisoned journalist - raise your voice, and help CPJ to #FreeThePress!

You can also participate in the #FreeThePress conversation on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for CPJ's newsletter to get the latest updates.

Host a CPJ postcard event

There has never been a more dangerous time to be a journalist. Help us spread the message and support imprisoned journalists worldwide by hosting your own digital postcard event.

Whether you are gathering a group of friends or speaking to a classroom of students, CPJ can provide all the materials you need to host a #FreeThePress postcard writing session:

Learn about CPJ's work with this video.

Download biographies of this year's spotlight cases.

Send digital postcards to the journalists using their campaign pages linked on the map above.

Share photos of your event or highlight your support on social media using the hashtag #FreeThePress.

If you have questions, or are interested in the possibility of inviting a CPJ speaker to facilitate your session in person or remotely, please contact [email protected].

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