TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Lisa LaFlamme, Chief Anchor and Senior Editor CTV News and Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager, Toronto Raptors Basketball, will
co-chair the annual Journalists for Human Rights Night for Rights Gala on September 25, 2014.
The event will bring together 300 of Canada's top journalists, media
executives, business, and political leaders at the Arcadian Court in
Toronto to recognize journalists from Liberia, Tanzania, the Middle
East and Northern Ontario, and celebrate the powerful social and
development impact of their journalism.
"Having worked with JHR staff in Africa and seeing their accomplishments
up close, it is a particular pleasure for me to co-chair this gala with
Masai," said LaFlammme. "All the journalists I met with JHR in the D.R.
Congo were inspiring and courageous. It is an honour to support them at
Night for Rights and help JHR continue to advance the craft of
journalism and create positive outcomes for decency, and democracy."
"I was energized to learn of JHR's work and am proud to be able to
support them in some small way as they help protect human rights around
the world," said Ujiri. "I am all too familiar with the fact that many
journalists are not able to work with the same freedoms we enjoy in
Canada and commend JHR for coming together to help create change."
"We are so excited to have Lisa and Masai as our 2014 co-Chairs," said
JHR Executive Director Danny Glenwright. "Media development is increasingly vital as a tool to bring long-term
and sustainable social change in developing countries and Night for
Rights is an important and powerful way to showcase this work to
Visit the 2014 Night for Rights website for more information
Twitter @jhrnews #Night4Rights
About Journalists for Human Rights
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada's leading media development
organization. JHR helps journalists report on human rights and
governance issues. Since 2002, JHR has worked with over 12,500
journalists in 21 countries whose stories have reached over 50 million
SOURCE: jhr (Journalists for Human Rights)
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