Chinese Dissident Journalist Chang Ping Available for Comment

CJFE honours Chang Ping and others at 2016 Gala

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Chang Ping is one of China's best-known journalists who reports on political issues. On December 1 at an annual gala, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will honour him with the International Press Freedom Award. This award recognizes the outstanding courage of journalists who work at great personal risk and against enormous odds so that the news media remain free.

Chang writes about sensitive topics including democracy, media censorship, the failures of government policy and Tibet. In 2011, while working as the editor-in-chief at the now-suspended weekly magazine iSun Affairs in Hong Kong, Chang was denied a work permit and forced to live in exile in Germany with his family where he remains today.

Despite the obstacles that Chang faces from the Chinese government, he still reports on sensitive issues and advocates for stronger human rights, transparency, accountability and press freedom.

What: 


Press conference with Chinese journalist Chang Ping




When:


Friday, December 2, 2016



2:00 to 3:00 p.m.




Where: 


Fairmont Royal York, Toronto



Salon Seven Boardroom




 

About Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
CJFE monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, CJFE promotes 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. For more information, visit cjfe.org

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SOURCE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Image with caption: "Chinese Dissident Journalist Chang Ping (CNW Group/Canadian Journalists for Free Expression)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161201_C3172_PHOTO_EN_829200.jpg

Image with caption: "Cartoon of Chinese Dissident Journalist Chang Ping (CNW Group/Canadian Journalists for Free Expression)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161201_C3172_PHOTO_EN_829204.jpg

Image with caption: "Chinese Dissident Journalist Chang Ping (CNW Group/Canadian Journalists for Free Expression)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161201_C3172_PHOTO_EN_829202.jpg

For further information: or to request interviews: Gloria Fung, Canada-Hong Kong Link, 416-706-0111, gylfung@gmail.com; Ginger Shewell, (416) 342-1802, ginger.shewell@mediaprofile.com; Julia Ranalli, (416) 342-1820, julia.ranalli@mediaprofile.com

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