The Washington Post today announced the addition of the One Free Press Coalition to the Press Freedom Partnership. The One Free Press Coalition is comprised of more than 30 national and international media organizations that use their collective platforms to call attention to press freedom issues, including The Associated Press, BuzzFeed, Deutsche Welle, Financial Times, Forbes, HuffPost, WIRED and more.
“We see extraordinary results when media organizations collectively offer their resources to increase awareness for the rights of fellow journalists worldwide,” said Fred Ryan, publisher and CEO of The Post. “We are excited to add One Free Press Coalition and thus a group of our esteemed colleagues to the Press Freedom Partnership to work together on this shared interest.”
As a Press Freedom Partner, One Free Press Coalition will receive complimentary advertising each month highlighting its “10 Most Urgent” list, a monthly list that calls attention to the most pressing cases of journalists around the world who are under attack. The next list will publish May 1.
“There’s never been a more important time than now to highlight the threats that journalists around the world face every day,” said Randall Lane, chief content officer of Forbes and founder of the One Free Press Coalition. “The One Free Press Coalition stands with The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership to shine a bright spotlight on journalists under attack simply for telling the truth.”
One Free Press Coalition joins Press Freedom Partnership organizations including the Committee to Protect Journalists, International Women’s Media Foundation, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Reporters Without Borders.