Time: 12:00 p.m.
Al Jazeera English and CJFE are calling for the release of Al Jazeera journalists currently detained in Egypt. Join us as we stand in solidarity with our imprisoned colleagues and tell the world that journalism is NOT a crime.
JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME
JOIN AL JAZEERA ENGLISH AND CANADIAN JOURNALISTS FOR FREE EXPRESSION (CJFE) FOR A VIGIL ON A GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF PRESS FREEDOM, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Where: Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square at 12:00 Noon.
There will be T-Shirts, banners, famous journalists.
Theme: Journalism is NOT a crime. #FreeAJstaff
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STATEMENT FROM CANADIAN JOURNALISTS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ON THE DETENTION OF JOURNALISTS IN EGYPT
We, the undersigned journalists, news and non-governmental organizations who are advocates of press freedom call for the immediate and unconditional release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, along with their colleague Abdullah Elshamy who has languished in prison without charge for six months. Since December 29th, the three journalists have been placed in horrible conditions when all they are guilty of is doing their jobs as journalists.