it has recently come to my attention that a member of IOPS, Austin Mackell, in his activities as a journalist in Egypt is facing what is clearly a bullshit charge in an attempt to suppress freedom of press. Austin has posted in the Australia blog to appeal to foreign minister Bob Carr as he is currently stuck.
you can pressure Bob Carr here:
you can sign this petition:
i ask, in solidarity, that we of IOPS help.
and i ask for input on:
1. in the above petition there is a question or comment section. what is a good statement to send?
2. what are other ways to apply pressure?
3. do you have some words to or questions for austin?