Don’t Silence the Free Press

Target: Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan

Goal: Don’t restrict the actions of Sudan’s free press.

Reporters and journalists of Sudan will soon be silenced by the African nation’s government. A proposed law seeks to restrict the press and ban reporters from doing their jobs should their stories oppose the government in any way.

This law poses a serious danger to the nation’s free press. Reporters and journalists should be able to report the news without fear of repercussion. Not only will journalists be silenced, but entire media outlets may also be silenced and forbidden from publishing under this law.

Passing this law will rob Sudan of an element of democracy and bring it one step closer to an authoritarian regime, with no one to hold the government accountable for its actions. Sign the petition and demand that this law not be passed and the media be allowed to report openly.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President al-Bashir,

A proposed new law in your country will silence journalists by punishing them for publishing stories your government does not condone. Not only will journalists be silenced if this law is passed, but entire media outlets will be shut down. An element of democracy will be lost forever.

Access to a free press is a human right. The press holds the government accountable for its actions and keeps citizens informed. Without it, democracy cannot flourish. I ask that your government not restrict your nation’s free press.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop it! democracy can flourish.

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