By Nelly Bouevitch, Discourse Media
On September 9, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) announced Erin Millar, co-founder of Discourse Media, as the inaugural recipient of the new Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship.
This letter was sent to Prime Minister Harper on behalf of The Brunswickan, the student newspaper of the University of New Brunswick.
Canadian University Press (CUP) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are disappointed in the actions taken by one of your party’s representatives during a Conservative Party rally in Fredericton on October 16, 2015. This representative turned away two reporters from The Brunswickan who attempted to attend the rally and report as media.
TORONTO (October 14, 2015)—Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released a federal election platform report card, grading the four major political parties for their stances on critical free expression issues in Canada.
By Justin Ling
Sending Access to Information requests to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is roughly like howling at the moon. Generally speaking, the only documents you’ll ever get back from the national spy agency are open-source terror assessment and security reports—generally from the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre—and not much else. The new favourite exemption employed by the secretive agency is a catch-all for pesky requests:
Dear CJFE members and supporters,
What a month! First, tickets for our 18th annual CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting are now on sale. Join us on Wednesday, December 2 as we honour brave individuals from Canada and abroad who have risked their jobs, their freedom or even their lives to bring us the truth.
And now—on to two major victories right here in Canada this month:
By Tom Henheffer
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Monday, September 28th is International Right to Know Day, raising awareness about our access to government information and promoting freedom of information as an essential party of democracy.
This year, CJFE is teaming with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) on Twitter to chat about the power of Open Data and Access to Information!