OTTAWA, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom will hold its annual luncheon on May 2 to mark UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day and honour award-winning journalists

What: Twenty first annual World Press Freedom Day Luncheon and 19th   international cartoon competition.  Presentation of awards to journalists and media workers who have done exemplary work in defence of press freedom during the past year.  Awards will also be presented to winners of the cartoon competition on the theme,

When: Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 am

Where: National Arts Centre, Canada Room, 1 Elgin St. Ottawa

Who: Our keynote speaker will be Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief at Reuters, whose reporters are facing imprisonment and intimidation from authoritarian governments around the world. Winners of the 21st press freedom award and the 19th cartoon contest will be announced at the luncheon.

Hosts: The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, with the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and with presenting sponsor, the Canadian Bankers’ Association.

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For further information: Media contact: For further information and to arrange media coverage, please contact: Alex Abdelwahab (English and French media); Phone: 613-233-1699 Ext. 6230, Cell: 343-548-4928; Manon Cornellier (French media),, phone: 613-795-4017