“We call for the restoration of press freedom”. Australian organizations show solidarity with jailed journalists from Belarus

02.08.2023 Source: BAJ

Media workers from the far-off continent joined the BAJ Solidarity Marathon in support of the imprisoned Belarusian journalists. The Australian Media, Entertainment, and Arts Alliance (MEAA) showed their support for the campaign launched in May from Vilnius.

“The MEAA national section committee approved a resolution supporting BAJ members who have been severely mistreated by the authorities and imprisoned,” as shared by alliance members on social media.

Moreover, they demanded the immediate release of journalists who were imprisoned and for the freedom of the press to be reinstated.

The Marathon of Solidarity with imprisoned Belarusian journalists began in Vilnius on May 3 with a joint effort between the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Union of Journalists of Lithuania.

Previously, organizations and foundations from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and other countries have also participated in the action. Individuals, such as the US director Ernie Barbarash, also took part.

BAJ calls on journalists around the world to support the solidarity action! You can print portraits of imprisoned Belarusian media workers, take pictures with them in outstanding places in your city (not in Belarus) and post them on social media using the hashtags #СвабодуЖурналістам and #BecauseTheJournalist. Don’t forget to send them to office@baj.media or intercomm@baj.media.



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