Use your social media to spread the voices of journalists to combat censorship.
The social kit contains:
- Posts for Socials,
- Campaign Video,
- theErased font.
Highlighting the importance of press freedom because we can’t read what is never published.
For safety reasons, we don’t publish the journalists' names next to their erased words, instead, we publish the country in which they are imprisoned.
Try out the font. Type out different English words to experience censorship. Test words such as:
Dictator , Freedom , Press , Authority , Racism , Reporting , Annexation , Opinion & Violations .
We expand the font yearly by adding new journalists that are locked up, visualising the increasing attacks on press freedom. The erasing effect is made with the use of ligatures, a technical trick in typography.
The Erased uses Google’s Noto Serif as a template font, adding the erased words to turn it into an awareness campaign.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many cases are unknown because journalists are unable to speak out.
On World Press Freedom Day, we invite news organisations and independent media to make the decline of press freedom visible on their website. It’s now more important than ever to come together to make a statement as an industry.
Free Press Unlimited is an international press freedom organisation that collaborates with local media partners all over the world. To make independent news and information available to everyone, Free Press Unlimited works to ensure journalists can keep doing their job in enabling environments rather than under fear and censorship. Because people deserve to know. All over the world.