Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a new global communications campaign as part of its relentless fight for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
From October 18, media outlets around the world will broadcast, on paper and online, RSF’s campaign visual highlighting the danger that the prosecutions initiated by the American government against Julian Assange.
Developed in partnership with French advertising agency BETC, RSF’s new communications campaign features an image of Julian Assange whose facial features are made up of the logos of dozens of media organizations from around the world.
These media outlets were among those that initially published articles based on leaked classified documents published by WikiLeaks in 2010.
“As the fate of Julian Assange hangs in the balance, it is more important than ever that media organizations and journalists around the world express their support for the principles at stake. If the U.S. government succeeds in extraditing and prosecuting Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, anyone who publishes articles based on leaks of classified information could be prosecuted and, ultimately, it is our right to be informed that will be affected. It is time to demonstrate international solidarity in support of journalism and press freedom, before it is too late.
Director of RSF campaigns
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