Your Voice Will Not be Heard Without a Free Press

May 4 2004

`Your Voice Will Not be Heard Without a Free Press’

Internews Armenia

Internews Armenia’s World Press Freedom Day PSA used sign language to
make a point about free press.
(May 4, 2004) Internews Armenia celebrated World Press Freedom Day
yesterday by producing and distributing a 50-second public service
announcement that ended with the message, `Your voice will not be
heard without a free press.’

The PSA starts with silence and a message in sign language, followed
by images and voices of screaming people. (See the full PSA)

On May 3, the PSA was shown repeatedly on about 25 TV stations
located all over Armenia. It was also shown about 60 times on the
Republic Square electronic video display and on a screen located on
the roof of a downtown trade center.

Internews Armenia is funded by grants from the United States Agency
for International Development.