Journalists have swam in the sea in support of an American reporter imprisoned in Russia for nearly a year.

Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich was detained in March 2023 over supposed espionage charges which and the paper deny.

Now, reporters from across the world took a dip in the sea yesterday to show their solidarity as he continues to fight for his release.

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Evan, 32, was known to love our Brighton beach as well as Brighton beach in his native New York. So, reporters have taken to the sea at Brighton beaches across the world including in New Zealand, Jamaica and Canada.


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His colleague Alistair MacDonald, who helped organise the swim, said: "Evan is among the nicest, most positive people you could hope to meet and the fact that he has been in a Russian jail for a year, for merely doing his job, is appalling.

“So, keeping attention on his incarceration, and the wider issue of journalists being jailed around the world, is important."