CJFE adds its voice to human rights organizations, civil society organizations and supporters, and concerned members of the blogging and activist community of Bangladesh and internationally to protest in the strongest possible terms the institutional attack on Bangladeshi citizens who profess humanist, atheist or secularist views.
CJFE welcomes the ruling from Liberia’s Supreme Court ordering the reopening of the country’s National Chronicle newspaper, with immediate effect. The publication was forcibly closed by the Liberian government on August 14, 2014, following a warrantless raid on its offices during which police released tear gas, beat three of the newspaper’s journalists and detained one overnight.
By Alexandra Zakreski
After more than four years of restricted mobility, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has finally gotten his passport back from his country’s government and is free to travel overseas; the document was returned to him on Tuesday:
CJFE has partnered with PEN Canada, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) to present the Censorship Tracker, a crowd-sourced mapping tool that records limitations on the right to free expression. The first project of its kind nationally, this map allows Canadians to track instances of censorship across Canada, and see how censorship is changing over time.
Results released in CJFE’s annual Review of Free Expression in Canada
TORONTO – 2014 marked a new low for freedom of expression in Canada, according to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)’s 2015 Review of Free Expression in Canada, released today. The sixth annual report shines a spotlight on the extent to which the federal government has expanded its powers to withhold information.