February 24, 2022

Student Press Freedom Day (Feb. 24, 2022) is a national day of action when student journalists in the United States raise awareness of the challenges they face, celebrate their contributions to their schools and communities, and take actions to protect and restore their First Amendment freedoms.

Student journalists must be empowered to tell the stories most important to their communities, free from overt censorship, and able to withstand the pressures that lead to self-censorship. That’s why the theme for Student Press Freedom Day 2022 is ‘Unmute Yourself!’

Join us for a series of events, trainings and community building opportunities designed to uplift student journalists’ voices and prepare them to fight for press freedom.Start planning how you’ll celebrate Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 24, 2022.

Are you ready to unmute yourself?

Upcoming Events

Op-Ed Boot Camp

Thursday, Jan. 13th @ 8 p.m. ET

Responding to Press Freedom Threats Through Advocacy

Wednesday, Jan. 26

How to Tell Your Story and be a Spokesperson for Student Press Freedom

Thursday, Feb. 3

Using Social Media as a Journalist & an Advocate

Thursday, Feb. 10


Take Action

Are you ready to Unmute Yourself? Check out these ideas for how to take action for student press freedom! Enter the photo contest, tell us your story, draft an op-ed, post on social media, host an event or come up with your own creative ideas. We can’t wait to see what you do!

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