Jan Wong and CJFE to Mark World Press Freedom Day on Friday May 3

Thursday, April 25, 2002
The noted Globe and Mail journalist and author is teaming up with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to mark World Press Freedom Day on Friday, May 3, between Noon and 2 pm at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto -- and you're invited. Bring your lunch -- or buy it at the museum -- and come and meet Jan. You can enter to win one of six copies of her book Lunch with Jan Wong and she'll sign it for you. And you can find out more about press freedom and the CJFE. "CJFE wants Canadians to know about the sacrifices made by journalists around the world who continue to fight for the basic human right of press freedom," said CJFE Executive Director Joel Ruimy. May 3 marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of principles drawn up by African journalists in 1991 calling for a free, independent and pluralistic media on that continent and throughout the world. The Declaration affirms that a free press is essential to the existence of democracy. In dozens of countries around the world, journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, fined, jailed, assaulted, sometimes murdered, for daring to tell the truth in their pubilcations or broadcasts. CJFE, an association of journalists, writers, editors, producers and others, works to defend and promote free expression in Canada and around the world. Date: Friday, May 3, 2002 Time: 12 to 2pm Location: Eaton Court, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario For further information, please contact CJFE Executive Director Joel Ruimy or Program Manager David Cozac at (416) 515-9622 or at cjfe@cjfe.org

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