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Media advisory: Brandi Morin press availability

Press Release

Jan 30, 2024

Today at 11:30 a.m. MT there will be a media availability outside the Edmonton Police Headquarters with journalist Brandi Morin and lawyer Richard Mirasty.

Morin will report to be fingerprinted at 11 a.m. She and lawyer Richard Mirasty will address the media outside of the building at 11:30.

On January 10, Morin, an award-winning Indigenous journalist, was arrested and charged with obstruction for doing her job, while reporting on an Edmonton Police raid on an Indigenous encampment.

In a press conference yesterday, the Canadian Association of Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters without Borders, Indigenous Journalists Association, Coalition for Women in Journalism, Journalists for Human Rights, Amnesty International and PEN Canada all called for the charge to be immediately dropped.

A recap of that press conference is available at: https://caj.ca/a-blunt-form-of-censorship-press-groups-condemn-arrest-of-journalist-brandi-morin/

Media contact: Ethan Cox, Ricochet Media, 514-662-0070

The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

For further information: Brent Jolly, president, Canadian Association of Journalists, brent@caj.ca

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