Help young readers join the fight
newspapers can help readers use Facebook to support the Chinese
journalist Shi Tao, WAN's 2007 Golden Pen laureate sentenced, with the
help of Yahoo!, to 10 years in prison. Your young readers can download
one of several posters from the WAN site, then upload to the Facebook
group "Show Your Face to Free Shi Tao" -- and to you -- a picture of
themselves showing where they are with the poster pasted on shitao.jpg the front page of your paper. Be sure to alert your youth editors and area teachers who work with you so entire classes can take a stand.
Details and and the poster can be found HERE
Help teach freedom
Freedom Day (3 May) offers an excellent
opportunity for newspapers to teach press freedom directly and to
organize specific, simple initiatives for schools on this topic.
The first step is to provide teachers and families with ctivities that they can easily do.
We offer four sets of exercises (all in A-4 format) that can be run
as stand-alone quarter-page advertisements in the run-up to Press Freedom Day. A larger page containing four sets of activities is also available.
To download the exercises click HERE