LIVE BLOG: Al Jazeera / CJFE press conference

Thursday, February 6, 2014
CJFE Board member Michelle Shephard and Canadian filmmaker John Greyson show their support for Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt. PHOTO: Hiba Zayadin

At 1 p.m. EST, CJFE will be joining Al Jazeera English at the Fairmont Royal York hotel for a press conference regarding journalists detained in Egypt, including Canadian Mohamed Fahmy.

Al Jazeera executive producer for newsgathering, Owen Watson, will chair the conference and will be joined by:

• Tony Burman (Former Managing Director of Al Jazeera English)
• John Stackhouse (Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail)
• Tom Henheffer (Executive Director of CJFE)
• Michelle Shephard (CJFE Board member and Toronto Star National Security Reporter)
• John Greyson (Filmmaker and York University Professor)
• Avi Lewis (Journalist and CBC Veteran)
• Dave Enders (Friend and former colleague of Mohamed Fahmy)

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