Journalists, political activists and elected officials are scheduled to appear at an event on Dec. 7 to call for the release of Josh Wolf, the blogger and freelance news photographer who has been jailed because he refuses to provide a videotape he shot of a political protest to federal prosecutors. Speakers at this event will include Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, San Francisco Supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi and SF Bay Guardian Publisher Bruce Brugmann. An independent filmmaker, Kevin Epps, will screen a short documentary about Wolf. The event takes place Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Balazo Gallery, 2183 Mission Street at 18th Street, San Francisco. Sponsors are SF Bay Guardian, The Free Josh Wolf Coalition, League of Young Voters, Reporters Without Borders and Youth Radio. A $10 donation is requested.
Recent stories about Wolf include:
- • Journalists should take Wolf case seriously, by Contra Costa Times investigative reporter Thomas Peele, Nov. 26
• Wolf case is symptomatic of a disturbing trend, by San Francisco freelance jornalist Richard Knee, Nov. 21
• Wolf case stirs debate over who is a journalist, David Kravets, Associated Press, Nov. 20
• Wolf profiled by NPR, Oct. 25