Thank youApril 7, 2014
We want to thank all of the campaign's supporters. In all, 328 supporters joined the campaign reaching a combined potential audience of 4.4 million people! This is an incredible success!
We Won't Forget AhmedApril 3, 2014
Two years ago this week, a bullet from an unknown gunman ended Ahmed Ismail Hassan's life as he was filming an opposition protest near his home.
The government has never seriously investigated Ahmed's killing. In fact, witnesses said the government focused their interrogations on finding Ahmed's camera, not his killer.
The government hopes by hosting prestigious events like the Formula One this weekend, we will forget about Ahmed.
But we won't forget. And together we will make sure no one else will forget either.
Already, we have recruited more than 270 people with a reach of 2.9 million people to join our campaign. That's an incredible achievement!
Now's the time to push even further. We have three days left to recruit as many people as possible to join us. Let's get this done together for Ahmed.
Tell Ahmed he is not forgotten in prisonMarch 28, 2014
This week, we received the terrible news that freelance journalist Ahmed Humaidan was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The government accuses him of assaulting a police station, but we know his real “crime” is his work as an independent journalist.
Cases like Ahmed's are exactly why your support for this Thunderclap campaign is so important. In only three days, we have already made tremendous progress, with more than 150 supporters and a potential audience of more than 2 million people! But, with your continued engagement, we know we can make this Thunderclap even louder.
Remember that Twitter and Facebook are great recruitment tools, but they are not the only ones. Send emails. Make calls. Meet people face-to-face. Explain to your friends, families, and coworkers why you support this campaign and why they should too.
With that in mind, here is our challenge to each and every one of you. Recruit 10 new people to sign on to this campaign—that's one for every year of Ahmed's sentence. Let's make sure he, and every imprisoned journalist in Bahrain, know that they are not forgotten.
(Photo credit: Twitter @BahrainPA)