“What Does Freedom of Expression Mean to You?”


From their campaign site.

The International Media Support (IMS) wants to know what freedom of expression means to you, in the run-up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3.

IMS is encouraging bloggers, human rights defenders, and journalists on social media to participate in this campaign, by tweeting their response or posting it on Facebook with the hashtaq #MyFreeExpression. The response can be text, video or picture.

IMS is a non-profit media development organisation that works in 30 countries where the press and freedom of expression exists under trying contexts. With this campaign they want “to showcase the many faces of and opinions on freedom of expression around the world.”

The campaign started a couple of weeks ago and ends on May 3. A special selection of contributions is being showcased on their website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Danish Filmmaker Nagieb Khaja participated in the campaign with a video, where he said, “Freedom of expression means being able to say what you truly believe without fearing any reprisals. ” And a participant from the Magamba Network, an organization that supports culture, new media and activism in Zimbabwe said, “Freedom is living without fear of no one and nothing.”


From the IMS Facebook page for the campaign #MyFreeExpression

IMS is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and is primarily funded by the foreign ministries of the Scandinavian countries.

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