On the weekend of November 5/6, one of the two biggest muslim holidays, the Sacrifice Holiday, began.
To mark the occasion, the Freedom For Journalists Platform (GOP), which includes AEJ Turkey, began a national and international campaign of sending postcards to journalists in jail.
I would be pleased if you can distribute the attached list of jailed journalists (PDF) to all national sections, so that they can take one or several journalists from the list and send them a postcard from their country.
On the cards, one of the below sentences can be written
– BASIN ÖZGÜRLÜĞÜ MÜCADELENİZDE SİZİNLEYİZ, İYİ BAYRAMLAR…
(We are with you in your press freedom struggle, have a nice holiday…)
– HERKES İÇİN BASIN ÖZGÜRLÜĞÜ DİLEĞİYLE, İYİ BAYRAMLAR…
(Wishing press freedom for all, have a nice holiday…)
– ÖZGÜRLÜK VE DAYANIŞMA DUYGULARIYLA, İYİ BAYRAMLAR…
(With my feelings of freedom and solidarity, have a nice holiday…)
– ÖZGÜR BIRAKILMANIZ İÇİN MÜCADELEMİZ SÜRÜYOR, İYİ BAYRAMLAR…
(Our struggle for your freedom continues, have a nice holiday…)
And then just sign with name and country, (Peter Kramer – Belgium). It would be good to put AEJ also (Peter Kramer – AEJ Belgium) to somehow underline AEJ’s presence. Nothing more.
If the letter is written in other languages the prison administration may not let the card go inside.
Attached is also a statement by Arne König.