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Support journalists, support "A Day Without News" campaign, February 22 is the day for it
February 22 is occasion the for the journalism fraternity to campaign for "A Day Without News? (ADWN)." According to organizers of ADWN, the idea arose within the journalism and media industry, by those that too often find themselves targeted by belligerents whilst reporting critical news to the world and that have lost too many friends who did not survive their last assignment.

The campaign was launched in 2013 with the objectives for drawing sharper attention to the growing numbers of journalists who have been killed and injured in armed conflict, in some cases as a result of direct targeting by the belligerents.

"At launch, A Day Without News? Reached a truly remarkable number of people – an audience of approximately 120 million – through social media, print, radio and broadcast network via the support of our media colleagues around the world.  Many thousands of supporting tweets, articles and posts came from around the globe, including The White House, Number 10 Downing Street and a special video from the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (in 2015)," say the organizers urging for online and social media support for the campaign.

The print media journalist P. J. O'Rourke says, "The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues, and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken."

The organizers of the ADWN have urged people for online support for the campaign at adaywithoutnews.com.

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