You’re invited to the 18th annual CJFE Gala! Join us at CJFE’s largest event of the year to celebrate the work of individuals in Canada and abroad who risk their jobs, freedom or even their lives in their quest to bring us the truth.
The CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting brings together Canada’s leading figures in media, business and academia for an evening to honour the courage and dedication of journalists and free expression advocates around the world.
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Where: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, ON
By Alexandra Zakreski
To mark the 2014 CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting, we caught up with five of our past International Press Freedom Award (IPFA) winners.
On December 3, CJFE presented the 2014 Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award to Canadian journalist and Associated Press Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan Kathy Gannon at the 2014 CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting.
Watch the entirety of Gannon's speech below, or, read the full transcript underneath the video.
Watch the entirety of Matsuka's speech below, or, read the full transcript underneath the video.
For more highlights from this year's Gala, see The best moments from the 2014 CJFE Gala.
On December 3, CJFE presented the 2014 Vox Libera Award to the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) at the 2014 CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting, for their work in bringing the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada to light. Dr. Dawn Harvard, 1st Vice-President of NWAC, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
On behalf of all of us here at CJFE, thank you to everyone who made this year’s Gala an unforgettable night! The stories of our award winners – Kathy Gannon, Oleksiy Matsuka, and the Native Women’s Association of Canada – were truly inspiring. The poignant videos, graphics, and brilliant photos from Anja Niedringhaus shone a spotlight on the continued need to defend and protect free expression in Canada and abroad.