Stand Still To Support Media Workers and Peaceful Demonstrators in Turkey

Friday, July 26, 2013
PRESENTED BY CJFE in partnership with the Initiative for Freedom of Expression in Turkey, IFEX, PEN Canada, Amnesty International Canada, Journalists for Human Rights, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the Canadian Media Guild. TORONTO (July 23, 2013) — Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is joining forces with 6 other like-minded organizations based in Toronto to answer a call from the Initiative for Freedom of Expression - Turkey to stand still in support of peaceful demonstrators and media workers in Turkey. On Sunday, July 28th, at 12:00 pm sharp, representatives from seven media and human rights organizations will stand still in front of the Consulate-General of Turkey in Toronto (10 Lower Spadina Ave) for seven minutes — one for each individual who has been killed in connection with the recent protests in Turkey. This motionless form of protest, which has become an increasingly popular symbol of resistance with Turkish demonstrators, will represent the organizations’ solidarity with those participating in and covering the recent protests in Turkey. Participating organizations include IFEX, PEN Canada, Amnesty International Canada, Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Media Guild (CMG). If you are interested in supporting this action, please join us on Sunday July 28 to send a message to Turkish diplomats around the world about the importance of protecting free expression and assembly rights. WHO: Organizations Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) IFEX PEN Canada Amnesty International Canada Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Canadian Media Guild (CMG) WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 12:00 pm Assemble by 11:45 pm WHERE: Consulate-General of Turkey in Toronto 10 Lower Spadina Ave (at Queens Quay)

About Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)

CJFE monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others’ free expression rights. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #standstill. -30- For more information, please contact: Nouran Sedaghat Communications and Research Intern CJFE 416-515-9622 nsedaghat@cjfe.org Amy Johnson Program Coordinator CJFE 416-515-9622 ex.231 ajohnson@cjfe.org

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.