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How to publicise an injustice | Talk to the Press

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Want to find out how to publicise an injustice in the national press? If you would like to sell a story, get maximum exposure, or tell your side of the story, we want to hear from you.

We provide a free, no obligation service to help you make the most from your story.  We’re here to make sure you’re not misrepresented and YOUR story is told YOUR way.

Simply fill in the form on this page with a little info about your story. We’ll get back to you with a valuation for your story. One of our friendly writers will talk you through the next steps.

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED INJUSTICE ABROAD?

Jayne Sinclair contacted Talk to the Press to publicise an injustice by filling out  a story form on our website.

Within 24 hours reporter Isolde Walters telephoned her and heard her moving story.

Jayne explained that her sister Laura Plummer had been found with prescription pills in her suitcase at Hurghada Airport in Egypt and had been arrested. Laura said that she had not realised that the Tramadol pills she was carrying were illegal in the country.

She had spent the last three weeks in an Egyptian prison and had been told that she faced the death penalty or 25 years in custody.

Jayne was understandably terrified for her sister’s wellbeing and wanted to publicise her plight and hoped that media attention would help Laura’s trial.

Isolde got down all the details, wrote a memo and asked Jayne to send pictures of her sister.

PUBLICISE AND INJUSTICE IN THE NATIONAL PRESS

Isolde called our contact at The Sun newspaper who was immediately fully behind the story and sent a reporter and a photographer to visit Jayne, mum Roberta and sister Rachel at their home the very next day.

We negotiated a substantial fee for Jayne and her family and on Saturday The Sun broke the story. Jayne’s fee will help towards her sister’s legal bill.

Interest in Laura’s plight escalated and soon every newspaper in the UK was reporting the story, including The Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Mirror and the Guardian.

APPEARING ON TELEVISION

Our contact at This Morning called Isolde, keen to get Jayne, Roberta and Rachel to have a chat on-air with Phil and Holly.

Isolde negotiated their appearance and arranged for all their travel and accommodation to be covered as well as securing a good fee for the family’s time.

Although the women had a few nerves about sitting down on the famous daytime television couch, Phil and Holly soon put them at ease and they appreciated the chance to publicise and injustice.

The Sun continued to cover the case with a story appearing in the paper practically every day.

Isolde ensured that the family was paid well each time their story was printed and would continue to be for any follow-ups.

A reporter from The Sun even travelled to Egypt with the family to attend and cover Laura’s trial.

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

The paper went above and beyond and even uncovered ‘crucial evidence’. It is hoped will help free Laura and get her home.

Intense media interest is always a new and, at times, challenging experience.

But by going with Talk to the Press, Laura’s family ensured that they were in control of how their story was told. They were also in control of how Laura was represented.

Importantly, by asking us to represent them, they ensured that they would be paid substantial fees which would contribute towards Laura’s mounting legal costs.

But for the family, the money wasn’t the main thing. They wanted to raise awareness to help Laura. And they certainly managed to do that with every UK national paper, the BBC, ITV and even the international press following every detail of Laura’s case.

HAVE YOU GOT A STORY YOU’D LIKE TO SELL?

Have you got a story that should be in the press? Do you want to publicise an injustice? Do you have close knowledge of a newsworthy event that you would like to get out there? Or have you been a victim of discrimination? If so, get in touch by filling out a story form or calling 0207 549 5419.

We work in your interests, to get you the best fee possible for your content. We make the process as smooth as possible. If you are unsure and want some free advice, just give us a call.  Our service won’t cost you a penny. There is no obligation. We never publish anything you send us without your prior consent.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how our service works, you can read the Sell My Story – How it Works page.  Or for other ways to contact our journalists, see the Contact Us page.

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