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the WEAPON FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION.

144 journalists around the world were killed in 2015. Each death was a blow to our freedom of information. In order to make a global statement against violent repression, Reporters Without Borders has developed THE WEAPEN: a series of 144 limited-edition pens for 144 murdered reporters.

Make a statement with your WEAPEN.

 
 

Photos reproduced with the kind permission of AFP, picture-alliance, and DDP.

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Unlimited Edition

We are pleased to report that our 144 pens sold out in under ten hours! 

We are happy to see such a strong public interest in protecting our rights for freedom of information. 

And so we have decided to offer everyone the opportunity to stay involved. With a second, unlimited edition:

Handmade from bullet casings. Perfectly shaped with a high-quality mounting made from walnut wood. Delivered in a special pen box.

Included in delivery:
1x WEAPEN, caliber .30.06, 1x pencil box

Price:
EUR 99,00 incl. VAT and postage (in Germany)

 
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The limited edition WEAPEN is SOLD OUT!

Our thanks to all 144 supporters. By purchasing a WEAPEN you have made your mark for freedom of information!

We are happy to see such a strong public interest in protecting our rights to freedom of information. 

And so we have decided to offer everyone an opportunity to stay involved. The 144 pens already sold will always be unique.

Support our work with the second, unlimited edition.

 
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WRITTEN WITH A WEAPON FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION.

Many renowned journalists are already using their WEAPENs to campaign for freedom of information. We would be delighted if you were to add your support by including our ads in your publication. You will find the print-ready files here.

 
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JOIN NOW!

Become part of our international network – and stop critical voices from being silenced. There are many benefits to being a member: press releases on the current state of press freedom, the latest examples of our work, as well as invitations to press conferences, podium discussions, exhibitions and much, much more. What’s more, the membership fee is tax-deductible.

Donate Now!

The employees of our Assistance Desk support reporters and bloggers, both in their home countries and in exile. They offer internships, promote professional reintegration, and help set up joint projects: activities that we can’t put a specific figure on.

Your donation helps us to help others.