We are proud to announce our Summer 2015 pro bono partnership with Press Uncuffed, a campaign launched by journalism students at the University of Maryland and their professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, to raise money to free imprisoned journalists around the world by selling bracelets with their names. The project will be managed through RoseComm, a long-time partner of ours.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization, which the campaign is in partnership with, there are currently 221 journalists in prison. In 2014, 61 journalists were killed and we’ve lost 21 already in 2015. The last three years have been the worst on record for the safety of journalists covering news in many parts of the world.
We are proud to support these students in their mission to spotlight the human cost of courageous reporting, something we often take for granted in the United States. Press Uncuffed is done in partnership with and support of CPJ (501c3). The money supports CPJ in their emergency assistance efforts.
Purchase a bracelet today, and stay tuned for more information from News Generation and Press Uncuffed on upcoming radio interviews to support awareness of this critical campaign.