VICE News' Ben Makuch, Journalist Mohamed Fahmy, La Presse's Patrick Lagacé and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Call on Canadian Government to Protect Press Freedom

OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - VICE News journalist Ben Makuch, journalist Mohamed Fahmy, La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé and Executive Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) Tom Henheffer will be holding a joint news conference on November 16th calling on the Government to protect freedom of the press in Canada.

They will discuss their own personal experiences with police surveillance, the use of RCMP production orders and the need for greater protections for journalists working in Canada.

They will also reveal the next steps in the http://protectpressfreedom.ca campaign.

WHERE:  CHARLES LYNCH PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM
CENTRE BLOCK
PARLIAMENT HILL

WHEN:  WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16THth 2016
10:00 AM EST

WHO: BEN MAKUCH, JOURNALIST, VICE NEWS
MOHAMED FAHMY, JOURNALIST AND PRESS FREEDOM ADVOCATE
PATRICK LAGACÉ, JOURNALIST, LA PRESSE
TOM HENHEFFER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CJFE

SOURCE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression



For further information: FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT: CHRIS BALL, HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, VICE MEDIA CANADA, 416-737-9559, CHRIS.BALL@VICE.COM; TOM HENHEFFER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CANADIAN JOURNALISTS FOR FREE EXPRESSION, 647-992-4630, THENHEFFER@CJFE.ORG

RELATED LINKS
http://www.cjfe.org

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