NAA members and press associations are encouraged to publish this statement by NAA President and CEO David Chavern:
“We at NAA are proudly partnering with WAN-IFRA and Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 for World Press Freedom Day to protect our journalists around the globe.
Since 1992, 1,189 journalists have been killed. This is an unacceptable toll for unearthing and disseminating the truth.
We urge the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a resolution recommending the Secretary General to appoint a Special Representative for the safety of journalists. We hope our members will join us in this endeavor to protect our journalists internationally, so they might work without fear.”
Find out how you can help protect our journalists: http://www.protectourjournalists.org/
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About News Media Alliance:
The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of new media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org.
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