Our thanks to the Culture Secretary Maria Miller who has given her support and said:
“If truth is said to be the first casualty of war then the important role that journalists play in conflict zones cannot be under estimated.
“These brave individuals risk their lives to reveal the fighting, the atrocities and even the genocides that continue to be inflicted upon people around the world.
“Last year saw a shocking rise in the number of journalists being killed and this campaign is a timely reminder of the terrible cost people pay to bring us news of war.
“I urge everyone to back A Day Without News? and to consider how much worse conflicts would be if no-one was watching.”
In memory Marie Colvin, Remi Ochlik and all of our fallen colleagues please show your support @ www.adaywithoutnews.com/supportus
Compelling piece by Bashar Hamdan on Al Jazeera.