Ali Mustafa Memorial Lecture

Update: the venue has been changed for this event. The new venue is Library Lecture Theatre at Ryerson University.

Ali Mustafa was a Toronto-based freelance photojournalist who was killed while working in Syria on March 9th, 2014. Shortly after his death, a group of his friends and colleagues set up the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective to honour his life by offering an annual award for freelancers.

The group’s first fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7pm. The event will feature two speakers: Sharif Abdel Kouddous (Democracy Now, The Nation Institute) and Jihan Hafiz (Al Jazeera, The Real News Network). Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door with all proceeds going towards the establishment of the award.

The event is sponsored by the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective, the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch, and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Details about the award will be announced during the event and the first award will be given in 2016.

To buy your ticket to the event, click here. For more information about the event or the award, you can email


Posted on March 3, 2015 at 6:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , , , , ,

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