CPJ, partners to hold vigils for slain journalist Christopher Allen

August 22, 2019 5:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 22, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists will join partner organizations in organizing two parallel vigils in Washington, D.C., and London to mark two years since British-American freelance journalist Christopher Allen was killed on August 26, 2017, while reporting on the civil conflict in South Sudan.

What: Parallel vigils to call for justice for slain freelance journalist Christopher Allen on the two-year anniversary of his killing

When: Monday, August 26, 2019, from 1-2 p.m. EST in Washington, D.C., and 6-7 p.m. BST in London

Where: Outside the Embassy of South Sudan in Washington, D.C. (1015 31st St NW #300, Washington, D.C., 20007) and the Embassy of South Sudan in London (22-25 Portman Close, Marylebone, London, W1H 6BS)

Who: The parents of Christopher Allen, John Allen and Joyce Krajian, in Washington, D.C., and his cousin Jeremy Bliss in London; the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF); Amnesty International USA; the Frontline Freelance Register; Index on Censorship; PEN America; PEN International; and the Rory Peck Trust

Representatives of Christopher Allen’s family will be available for interviews the day of the vigil.

Media Contact:

Bebe Santa-Wood

Communications Associate

[email protected]


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