CNN to mark #MyFreedomDay to create awareness about modern-day slavery

The student-driven social media event will be held on March 14

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Feb 19, 2019 12:40 PM Updated: Feb 19, 2019 12:40 PM
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CNN’s #MyFreedomDay, a student-driven social media event, aimed at raising awareness of modern-day slavery will be marked on March 14. 

Driving this year’s #MyFreedomDay is: ‘What makes you feel free?’ CNN has asked youngsters to share their responses via text, photo or video across social media using #MyFreedomDay hashtag.

Last year, students from more than 100 countries had taken part in the event. The #MyFreedomDay hashtag had got 1.4 billion global Twitter impressions and 20 million Instagram timelines. 

This year, the event looks to be even bigger with CNN correspondents reporting from schools all over the world, including Poland, Hong Kong, Kenya, South Korea, Lebanon, the UK and the US. The special coverage will kick off at 11pm IST on March 13 with an half-hour special hosted by Zain Asher continuing through March 14 with a special #MyFreedomDay edition of CNN Talk at 5.30pm IST and live reports from participating schools throughout the day. 

CNN will also showcase what these students, schools and communities are doing to fight slavery on Facebook, @CNNFreedom on Twitter and Instagram and at CNN.com/myfreedom. 
 

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