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 26, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)
Amnesty International Canada
Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ)
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)
Canadian Media Guild (CMG)
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 12:00 pm
Assemble by 11:45 pm
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.
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SOURCE: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression