Since 2010, CJFE’s national monitoring and advocacy efforts have informed our annual Review of Free Expression in Canada. Now in its fifth year, the 48-page Review remains the nation’s only publication that evaluates the people, policies and institutions that help and hinder freedom of expression.
Experts in media law and free expression explore the cult of secrecy in the Review’s articles and signature Report Card on Free Expression in Canada. This year’s grades span the spectrum from head of the class to flunking out. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is at the bottom with a grade of “F,” singled out for its zeal in muzzling scientists and keeping critical research findings from Canadians.
TORONTO (May 2, 2013) In the 2013 Review of Free Expression in Canada, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) highlights a serious issue in Canada: a cult of secrecy. From the silencing of scientists to police posing as journalists to the surveillance of aboriginal activists, this pervasive issue threatens citizens’ right to free expression and undermines democratic society.
In collaboration with the Centre for Law and Democracy, the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), and PEN Canada, CJFE has contributed to a submission that summarizes Canada’s record on free expression – one of our fundamental human rights, protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
TORONTO, April 25, 2013 - On May 3, 2013, World Press Freedom Day, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) releases its 2012-13 Review of Free Expression in Canada. This is the fourth edition of the annual Review, an in-depth analysis of the state of free expression in Canada, and the only publication of its kind.
Presented by CJFE in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
On May 2, 2013, CJFE will launch the publication of its annual Review of Free Expression in Canada with a salon-style conversation focusing on this hard won and frequently challenged Charter right. The evening will honour World Press Freedom Day on May 3, and will bring together a diversity of opinions and voices to speak about free expression and why it matters to all Canadians.
(TORONTO, January 31, 2013) Canada's access to information system is in a deep crisis and without urgent reforms could soon become dysfunctional. That would be a blow to Canada's democracy, according to the new report by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), titled "A HOLLOW RIGHT: Access to information in crisis."