Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Freedom of the Press, Take 2 and Take Action

FreePress has a petition targeting officials in St. Paul, demanding the release of journalists arrested this week, and the cessation of them being targeted.

Reports of journalists, bloggers and videomakers being arrested keep rolling in. The St. Paul police department's targeting of journalists, including Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and the I-Witness videomakers, is having a chilling effect on free speech as the city hosts the Republican National Convention.

Many in the mainstream media are ignoring these attacks on journalism -- and some independent media makers are still in jail. But in less than 24 hours, more than 35,000 people have signed our letter demanding that press intimidation cease immediately and that all charges against journalists be dropped.

This is an incredible response. Help deliver the message that a free press will not be intimidated!

Help Us Reach 50,000 Letters:
Take Action Now

And here is the rest of it.


Diane J Standiford said...

Thank you for posting on these important issues.

brenda said...

I signed this petition yesterday, I received a lot of e-mails pertaining to Amy and her co-workers arrest. It was unlawful and should be fully investigated.