You know Danny Fenster. Maybe you know him and his family directly. Likely you know someone who grew up or worked with him. Undoubtedly you know the kind of homegrown, haimish, principled and pragmatic drive for progress and justice – what led Danny to travel 8,000 miles two years ago to serve as managing editor of Frontier Myanmar.
You may already know that Danny Fenster is still in Myanmar, detained by authorities against his will. Danny was removed from Yangon International Airport, where he was due to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur on his way home to visit family. He has been transferred to Insein Prison in Yangon.
You will have many other things competing for your attention in the hours and days ahead. But you will surely wish to keep up public pressure – on our elected officials and on the military leaders who detained Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February and have arrested 80 journalists – to ensure the swift release and safe return of Danny Fenster.