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.
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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 condemns the brutal murder of Bangladeshi secular blogger Niloy Chakrabarti on August 6. Chakrabarti, who blogged under the pen name Niloy Neel, was murdered after a gang armed with machetes broke into his fifth-floor apartment in the Goran neighbourhood of Dhaka.
CJFE is encouraged by yesterday’s pardon and release of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for “health reasons.” Rajab had served four months of a six-month sentence on charges of insulting the Ministry of Interior stemming from a September 2014 tweet in which he alleged that many Bahrainis who joined Islamist militant groups were ideologically incubated in
CJFE supports the Legislative Council of Hong Kong’s recent rejection of a Beijing-backed electoral reform proposal that would have required citizens of the special administrative region to elect their chief executive from a list of three candidates pre-selected by the mainland government.