Mark your calendars for May 3, 2016, recognized as World Press Freedom Day.
On this very special and solemn day, interested citizens, and those in the news media, will join together in remembering journalists who have paid with the ultimate sacrifice, their life, while simply doing their job and bringing us the news.
This amazing day of rememberance of fallen journalists is the brainchild of Sarah Jones Reports, in collaboration with Plus Social Good, Committe to Protect Journalists, etc.
I already hear you asking, ‘how can I get involved?’
Visit the Remembering Fallen Journalists+Social Good Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/908473779231045/
On May 3, you can participate in many ways, including:
1. Wearing a black Press ribbon. Here is the one I proudly wore last year on May 3, in honor of World Press Freedom Day 2015 and remembering fallen journalists.
2. Between 6:oo PM and 9:00 PM your local time on May 3, use your social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook etc.) to post in honor of fallen journalists. Use the hashtag #remembering.
Last year, I spent World Press Freedom Day at the Newseum. The Newseum is a haven not only for journalists, but for anyone interested in ensuring a free press and the values enshrined in the First Amendment.
I made sure to stop by the World Press Freedom exhibit and the Journalists Memorial.
I look forward to participating again this year, and hope to see many others #remebering fallen journalists.