CJFE Hosting Press Conference with Mohamed Fahmy in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is hosting a press conference for recently released Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy on October 13 at Ryerson University  in Toronto.

After over 400 days in an Egyptian prison and a nearly two-year trial and retrial process that ended with a conviction on spurious charges, Fahmy was pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on September 23 and departed Egypt on October 6. With CJFE, he will conduct a press-only conference upon his return at Ryerson University. Following statements from Fahmy, his lawyers and CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer, Fahmy will take questions from members of the media. He will also be available for interviews post-conference.

What: Press conference with CJFE and Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, former bureau chief in Egypt for Aljazeera English

When: Tuesday, October 13, 11:00am

Where: Rogers Communication Centre, Room 103,
Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON

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.

SOURCE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

For further information: To RSVP and for media inquiries: Rignam Wangkhang, CJFE Campaigns and Advocacy Officer, 416-515-9622 ext. 262, rwangkhang@cjfe.org; To request interviews with Mohamed Fahmy: Gary Caroline, Caroline + Gislason Lawyers LLP, gcaroline@carolinelaw.ca; Joanna Gislason, Caroline + Gislason Lawyers LLP, jgislason@carolinelaw.ca


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