Before I post this I want to make it perfectly clear that I am in no way a supporter or a fan of Mr. Gangi, but I do have some questions for him which I would like answered and that is my only motivation for attending. If there is anyone else in Toronto who would like to attend below is the details. This information was forwarded to me by Amnesty International.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

MEDIA ADVISORY - For Immediate Release

Renowned Iranian Journalist and Dissident
Akbar Ganji Speaks in Toronto


TORONTO, January 23, 2006 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and the University of Toronto Departments of Historical Studies-UTM & Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations & the Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies welcome Iran's most renowned journalist and dissident, Akbar Ganji in one of his first public appearances in North America since being released after six years of imprisonment in the infamous Evin prison in Tehran. Mr. Ganji will also accept the prestigious International Press Freedom award from CJFE awarded to him in 2000.

Date:
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Venue:
The Koffler Institute, 569 Spadina Avenue , University of Toronto , Room 108 Admission is free. All are welcome, but come early as space is limited.

Who:
Akbar Ganji, Iranian journalist
Arnold Amber, President, CJFE
Carol Off, Host of CBC Radio One 99.1’s "As It Happens"

What:
Discussion of state of Press Freedom in Iran
Presentation of the 2000 International Press Freedom Award

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is an association of more than 300 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others who work to promote and defend free expression and press freedom in Canada and around the world.
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For more information contact:
Julie Payne
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
416.515.9622 x 226 or visit
www.cjfe.org

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