The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Missing Articles

March 29, 2024, marks one year since Russia wrongfully detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich for simply doing his job.

It has been extraordinarily difficult to watch his detention proceedings play out over the months, each one an indefensible attempt to portray Evan as something other than what he is — a journalist.

That is one year of missed birthdays, holidays, and family moments; one year of his essential reporting silenced, unable to share vital information with the world. So today, The Wall Street Journal, in partnership with Mother New York and London, will keep telling Evan’s story until he can write his own through “Missing Articles” — blank spaces in the Wall Street Journal representing the stories Evan can no longer write.

The “Missing Articles” are featured throughout today’s WSJ and on the Journal’s digital platforms. Through this campaign, the Journal is not only amplifying the conversation around Evan’s unjust detainment and the efforts to bring him home but it also shares a powerful message about the importance of protecting press freedom around the world.