Freedom of speech is being contested in every country around the world. Our knowledge of issues beyond US borders informs our decisions — from who to vote into office to whether or not to buy gas from Shell or Exxon. When a journalist is imprisoned in Peru or a progressive radio station is denied a license to broadcast in Croatia, that access begins to erode.
The Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists provides regularly updated action alerts, as well as other journalism resource links from around the globe. Each case they highlight offers a listing of who you should contact and how to reach them if you want to get involved. AMARC’s International Solidarity Network provides updates on the successes and failures of worldwide community radio stations. Keep yourself informed: Protect your journalists.