CPJ, partners to hold vigils for slain journalist Christopher Allen

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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