Candlelight Vigil in Toronto for Slain Afghan Journalists

Assad Sharifi , 2017 PhotoJ grad, of Pluralist Media has sent along this news release.

Candlelight Vigil for Slain Afghan Journalists 

On Thursday 03, May 3, 2018, at 8 p.m., the Afghan community of professional journalists, media personalities and community members from all walks of life will hold a Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the recent assassinations and killings of Afghan journalists. The march will start at Yonge and College.

On April 26, 2018, Abdul Manan Arghand was assassinated in Kandahar city by unknown assailants. On April 30, 2018 Ahmad Shah, a BBC Pashto reporter was gunned down in Khost City by unknown attackers. On the same day a well-coordinated attack killed nine journalists in the heart of Kabul City. The following list shows their names and the media outlet of their employment.

  1. Mahram Durani – Azadi Radio
  2. Ebadullah Hananzai – Azadi Radio
  3. Yar Mohammed Tokhi – Tolo News
  4. Ghazi Rasouli – 1 TV
  5. Nawrouz Ali Rajabi (Khamoosh) – 1 TV
  6. Shah Marai Faizi – AFP
  7. Saleem Talash – Mashal TV
  8. Ali Saleemi – Mashal TV
  9. Sabawoon Kakar – Azadi Radio

We will also commemorate the slain journalists:

  • Reporter Nils Horner, 51, killed in unprecedented execution-style attack in Kabul’s diplomatic district.
  • Anja Niedringhaus AP photojournalist killed in the shooting on April 4, 2014. in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province.
  • Zabihullah Tamanna photojournalist and Translator killed in Helmand province on June 5, 2016
  • David Gilkey NPR photojournalist killed in Helmand province on June 5, 2016 Helmand Province.


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More NPAC winners!

For some reason the gremlins are not allowing me add the winners of the Team multimedia award at NPAC in the main post, so my apologies to those winners and  so now you will get your very own post!Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 4.30.34 PM

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Congratulations NPAC winners!

Congratulations to Chris Donovan, Andrew Ryan, Vanessa Tignanelli and all of the members of the Loyalist family honoured at the National Pictures of the Year awards held this past weekend in Toronto! For a full list of winners see www.NPAC.caScreen Shot 2018-04-29 at 4.05.14 PM

Chris Donovan (2017 grad)


Best Picture of the Year!

Andrew Ryan (2018) Student Portfolio of the Year award winner

Student Multimedia

Vanessa Tignanelli (2018) / Loyalist College

and the following category winners …

General News 

  1. Chris Donovan / Independent

Feature- sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press

HM-Annie Sakkab- Bloomberg

Spot News

  1. Tyler Anderson / National Post – spot news photo

Sports Feature

  1. Tijana Martin / Lethbridge Herald – sports feature

Social Issues 

  1. Chris Donovan / Independent for CBC – social issue Patricia’s Dolls
  2. Nick Iwanyshyn / Maclean’s – social issue – Razak Iyal

Portrait / Personality

  1. Chris Donovan / Independent – Portrait Personality – Damian London                    HM-Carlos Osorio

Pictorial – sponsored by Canon

  1. Justin Tang / Independent for The Canadian Press – Pictorial
  2. Jeff McIntosh / Independent for The Canadian Press
  3. Ben Nelms / Independent

Picture Story News – sponsored by Leica

  1. Ian Willms / Boreal Collective – Oil Sands
    2. Ian Willms / Boreal Collective – Between Liberties

Picture Story Feature – sponsored by Leica

  1. Chris Donovan / Independent for CBC – Patricia’s Dolls
    2. Chris Donovan / Independent – The Cloud Factory

Picture Story International –

  1. Chris Donovan / Independent for The New York Times – They Look At Us Different
    3. Ian Willms / Boreal Collective – We Shall See

Single Multimedia

  1. Anne-Marie Jackson / Toronto Star
  2. Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    Team Multi Media-Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
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Reminder! Open House tomorrow at Loyalist College Photojournalism!

Just a friendly reminder that the Loyalist College Open House that was postponed due to the ice storm two weeks ago is on tomorrow April 28th  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

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April 25th Photojournalism Pioneer is here

This last edition of the year features work of first-year photojournalism students, while second-year students are undertaking their field placements.

To download the edition, use this link –> April25photojournalismPioneerScreen Shot 2018-04-25 at 11.20.10 AM

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Trenton honours Humboldt Broncos with vigil


TRENTON, ON. (08/04/18) – Trenton Golden Hawks player Layne Cocek, watches a memorial slideshow for the members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team who lost their lives, during a vigil at McDonald Arena in Trenton. On April 6th a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team and staff collided with a tractor trailer near Armley, Saskatchewan, killing 16 people and injuring 13. Photo by Sasha Sefter


TRENTON, Ont. (08/04/2018) The Trenton hockey community came together Sunday night at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Garden to commemorate the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos that were tragically lost in Saskatchewan on Friday. Photo by Matt Botha

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Loyalist College supports Humboldt Broncos on “wear your jersey day”

MosesF_Humbolt_homageBELLEVILLE, Ont. (12/04/2018) — The Loyalist College family wear hockey jerseys in support of the Humboldt Broncos, who suffered the loss of 16 team members in a devastating vehicle collision on 6 Apr in rural Saskatchewan. Photo by Frank Moses, Loyalist College

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