Canada's National Photographers Association statement on detained photojournalist

VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) has been closely following the situation where renowned Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou was detained for six hours and refused entry into the United States.

Our association believes passionately in the freedom of the press and the integral part it plays in global democracy. This requires a diligent balance between press freedom and border security. As an organization, we want to reiterate our passionate belief in our duty as photojournalists to gather news and record world events.

About NPAC:

NPAC celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism. Through a variety of efforts, the association challenges its members to better themselves and to continually raise the bar of industry standards.

This national organization includes over 450 professional press photographers, freelancers, photo editors and photojournalism students from across Canada.

For more information visit: www.npac.ca

 

SOURCE News Photographers Association of Canada

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For further information: Laura Ballance, Media Relations, News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), 604.771.5176 (cell), laura@lbmg.ca


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