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Introducing The One Free Press Coalition
The AP, the FT, Forbes, HuffPost, Reuters, and other news outlets are coming together to form the One Free Press Coalition.
This new group will be announced on Friday. It will share a monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists under attack all around the world. The idea is to highlight cases of journalists “who are incarcerated, under threat or facing injustice,” the coalition says. Here is the current list, which is not ranked in any specific order:
– Maria Ressa, founder of Rappler, The Philippines
– The late Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post columnist, Saudi Arabia
– Eman Al Nafjan, prominent women’s rights blogger, Saudi Arabia
– Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters, Myanmar
– Claudia Duque, a veteran investigative reporter, Colombia
– Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, prominent blogger, Mauritania
– Anna Nimiriano, editor of Juba Monitor, South Sudan
– Pelin Unker, Cumhuriyet, Turkey
– Thomas Awah Junior, correspondent for Afrik 2 Radio and publisher of Aghem Messenger, Cameroon
– Tran Thi Nga, prominent human rights blogger, Vietnam
CPJ and IWMF will help identify which journalists belong on the list. It will be updated on the first day of each month and shared by each of the participating news outlets. Other members include Time mag, Yahoo News, Belgium’s De Standaard, Brussels-based EURACTIV, Le Temps in Switzerland, Süddesutsche Zeitung in Germany. News outlets can become members by emailing the coalition here.
How this coalition formed
Forbes chief content officer Randall Lane brought up