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Hate Speech http://archive.cjfe.org/taxonomy/term/55/all en Hate speech laws in Canada: Top quotes from the #HateDebate http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/hate-speech-laws-canada-top-quotes-hatedebate <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/small_125w_100h/stories/img/hatedebate_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="125" height="90" class="imagecache imagecache-small_125w_100h imagecache-default imagecache-small_125w_100h_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-img-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Criminalizing Hate: The limits of Speech in Canada,&quot; with Clayton Ruby, Sukanya Pillay, Julian Sher, Bernie Farber, and David Butt. PHOTO: Tom Henheffer </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>By Sam Pinto</p> <p>On June 11, 2015, CJFE hosted "<a href="https://cjfe.org/blog/criminalizing-hate-limits-speech-canada">Criminalizing Hate: The limits of Speech in Canada</a>," a public debate on hate speech legislation in Canada. Four law and civil rights experts debated whether or not Canada’s existing laws are necessary in our democratic society, and what effects they have on our right to free expression.</p> <p>The debate addressed the following resolution:</p> <p><b>BE IT RESOLVED that Canada's hate speech laws are necessary.</b></p> <blockquote><p><u>Speakers in Favour:</u></p> </blockquote><div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CJFE hosted &quot;Criminalizing Hate: The limits of Speech in Canada,&quot; a public debate on hate speech legislation in Canada. Four law and civil rights experts debated whether or not Canada’s existing laws are necessary in our democratic society, and what effects they have on our right to free expression. Here are some of the most important quotes from the debaters had on hate speech. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/hate-speech-laws-canada-top-quotes-hatedebate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free Expression: Canada Free speech Hate Speech Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:18:57 +0000 admin 2008 at http://archive.cjfe.org Criminalizing Hate: The Limits of Speech in Canada http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/criminalizing-hate-limits-speech-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 11, 2015, CJFE hosted a <a href="/take_action/events/cjfe-annual-general-meeting-2015-and-hate-speech-laws-debate">public debate</a> on the limits of free speech and the necessity of hate speech legislation in Canada. The debate addressed the following questions:</p> <p><center><b>BE IT RESOLVED that Canada's hate speech laws are necessary.</b></center></p> <p>Bernie Farber and David Butt defended the resolution while Clayton Ruby and Sukanya Pillay argued against it, moderated by Julian Sher.</p> <h3>Speakers</h3> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/criminalizing-hate-limits-speech-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free Expression: Canada Free speech Hate Speech Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:23:44 +0000 admin 2004 at http://archive.cjfe.org CJFE Annual General Meeting 2015 and Hate Speech Laws Debate http://archive.cjfe.org/take_action/events/cjfe-annual-general-meeting-2015-and-hate-speech-laws-debate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-event-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_event_img" width="320" height="200" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/CJFE_Events.jpg?1432562291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON (Corner of Gould and Church Streets on the Ryerson University campus) </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Time:</b> 6:00 p.m. (members-only AGM)<br /> 7:30 p.m. (public debate)<br /> <b>Cost:</b> FREE</p> <h3>Annual General Meeting Details</h3> <p>Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for our members-only Annual General Meeting and the election of our Board of Directors. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be open.</p> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/take_action/events/cjfe-annual-general-meeting-2015-and-hate-speech-laws-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech Events Mon, 25 May 2015 13:48:16 +0000 admin 1984 at http://archive.cjfe.org 2013 in review: Interactive timeline http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/features/2013-review-interactive-timeline <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_story_img" width="345" height="200" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/stories/img/2013_timeline_arnold.jpg?1389887904" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-img-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CJFE President Arnold Amber speaks at a press conference in Ottawa. May 27, 2013. </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last year marked an important and challenging year for free expression. Scroll through our timeline and look back at some of the major free expression events and issues of 2013. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before diving into the work of the coming year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect back on some of the major free expression issues and events of 2013. </p> <p>From the Snowden leaks to the TPP negotiations, Bill C-461 to the silencing of Canadian scientists, and with countless attacks on journalists and protesters around the world, it was an important and challenging year for free expression. And with more staff, interns and volunteers than ever before, 2013 also resulted in some pretty incredible work from CJFE (if we do say so ourselves).</p> <p>Scroll through the timeline below for some highlights from the previous year, and we hope you’ll continue to support us in our work in 2014. </p> <p><i>Can't view the timeline below? <a href="http://cjfe.org/resources/features/2013-review-interactive-timeline">Click here</a></i></p> <hr /> <iframe src='http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0AnLbC13ud4uedEdDVk5HcXBmSTRoUGl1b1FuLW1JdlE&amp;font=NewsCycle-Merriweather&amp;maptype=TERRAIN&amp;lang=en&amp;width=600&amp;height=650' width='600' height='650' frameborder='0'></iframe> <p><i>Special thanks to CJFE volunteer Miles Kenyon for compiling the timeline. </i></p> </div> </div> </div> About us Free Expression: Canada Access to Information Censorship Defamation and Libel Digital Issues Hate Speech Privacy Protecting Sources and Whistleblowers Threats and Attacks Free Expression: International Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:45:19 +0000 admin 1537 at http://archive.cjfe.org #FollowFriday: Russia in the wake of the “Homosexual Propaganda” law http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/followfriday-russia-wake-%E2%80%9Chomosexual-propaganda%E2%80%9D-law <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 9, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/small_125w_100h/stories/img/FollowFriday_8.gif" alt="" title="" width="125" height="90" class="imagecache imagecache-small_125w_100h imagecache-default imagecache-small_125w_100h_default"/> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>By Stefan Rinas</p> <p>While freedom of expression is technically guaranteed in the Russian constitution, the country has a long history of acting otherwise. In recent months, the increasingly visible and hostile homophobic sentiment in the country has been legally formalized. <a href="http://www.policymic.com/articles/58649/russia-s-anti-gay-law-spelled-out-in-plain-english">Article 6.21</a>, passed on June 11, makes engaging in propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations an offense. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This week&#039;s #FollowFriday features a number of individuals standing up and speaking out against Russia&#039;s repressive laws on LGBT freedom of expression. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/followfriday-russia-wake-%E2%80%9Chomosexual-propaganda%E2%80%9D-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/followfriday-russia-wake-%E2%80%9Chomosexual-propaganda%E2%80%9D-law#comments Russia Censorship Hate Speech Free Expression: International Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:10:27 +0000 admin 1438 at http://archive.cjfe.org CJFE Welcomes Repeal of Hate Speech Law http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/cjfe-welcomes-repeal-hate-speech-law <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, July 3, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/small_125w_100h/stories/img/BillC304.gif" alt="" title="" width="125" height="90" class="imagecache imagecache-small_125w_100h imagecache-default imagecache-small_125w_100h_default"/> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>By Stefan Rinas</p> <p>Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) applauds the passage into law of Bill C-304, and with it the repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. The private member's bill was sponsored by Westlock – St. Paul MP Brian Storseth, and will come into force June 26, 2014, one year following its gaining royal assent. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CJFE applauds the passage into law of Bill C-304, which brings the repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/cjfe-welcomes-repeal-hate-speech-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/cjfe-welcomes-repeal-hate-speech-law#comments Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:31:27 +0000 admin 1390 at http://archive.cjfe.org 2012/2013 Review of Free Expression in Canada http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/publications/20122013-review-free-expression-canada <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-publications-cover-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_publications_cover_img" width="127" height="160" alt="Publication cover" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/2013-review-pub.jpg?1367602034" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publications-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 2, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-publcation-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The only publication of its kind, the Review looks at the most pressing issues of free expression in the past year, analyzes the results of major court cases and examines trends, breakthroughs and obstacles. </div> </div> </div> <p>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. </p> <h3>Featured articles</h3> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 3, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/publications/20122013-review-free-expression-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free Expression: Canada Access to Information Censorship Defamation and Libel Digital Issues Hate Speech Media Access to the Courts Protecting Sources and Whistleblowers Review of Free Expression in Canada World Press Freedom Day Publications Fri, 03 May 2013 17:28:36 +0000 admin 1329 at http://archive.cjfe.org Another university free speech wall taken down for hate speech http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/another-university-free-speech-wall-taken-down-hate-speech <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, April 6, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>By Laura Tribe</p> <p>A free speech wall at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, was taken down on Tuesday, April 2. Put up by Queen’s Students for Liberty, the University had <a href="http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/display-wall-including-hate-speech-removed-campus-building">campus security remove the wall</a>, alleging hateful speech and racial slurs had been written on it. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A free speech wall put up by Queen’s Students for Liberty at Queen&#039;s University in Kingston, Ontario, was taken down. The University had campus security remove the wall, alleging hateful speech and racial slurs had been written on the wall. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/another-university-free-speech-wall-taken-down-hate-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/another-university-free-speech-wall-taken-down-hate-speech#comments Free Expression: Canada Censorship Hate Speech free speech wall Queen's University Sat, 06 Apr 2013 23:01:50 +0000 admin 1313 at http://archive.cjfe.org Supreme Court of Canada releases hate speech decision http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/features/supreme-court-canada-releases-hate-speech-decision <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_story_img" width="345" height="230" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/stories/img/supreme_court_canada_0.jpg?1362004807" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-img-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Supreme Court of Canada | REUTERS </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 27, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott. CJFE was one of 20 intervenors on the case. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott. The ruling is considered to be a landmark decision for free expression in Canada, impacting the interpretation and strength of hate speech legislation in the country. </p> <p>CJFE was one of 20 intervenors on the case, and one of only two mentioned in the Supreme Court's ruling. </p> <p><b><a href="https://cjfe.org/resources/media_releases/hate-speech-ruling-disappointing-but-some-gains">Read CJFE’s statement on the ruling</a></b></p> <h3>More information</h3> <p>• <b><a href="http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/12876/index.do"> Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling</a></b><br /> • <b><a href="https://cjfe.org/resources/features/whatcott-v-saskatchewan-human-rights-commission">Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission</a></b></p> <h3>In the news</h3> <p>• <b><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/02/27/pol-supreme-court-whatcott-free-speech.html?autoplay=true">CBC</a></b> | Top court upholds key part of Sask. anti-hate law<br /> • <b><a href="http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Saskatchewan+antihomosexual+crusader+hear+fate+freedom/8022175/story.html">Edmonton Journal</a></b> | Anti-gay flyers violated Saskatchewan human rights code: Supreme Court<br /> • <b><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-upholds-hate-laws-in-case-involving-anti-gay-proselytizer/article9104862/">The Globe and Mail</a></b> | Supreme Court upholds hate laws in case involving anti-gay proselytizer<br /> • <b><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/marni-soupcoff/whatcott-ruling-supreme-court_b_2774406.html">Huffington Post</a></b> | You've Been Robbed By the Supreme Court's Whatcott Decision<br /> • <b><a href="http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/26/whatcott-decision-will-the-supreme-court-get-human-rights-commissions-out-of-policing-speech/">Macleans</a></b> | Whatcott Decision: The implications extend far beyond one anti-gay crusader<br /> • <b><a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/27/supreme-court-upholds-canadas-hate-speech-laws-in-case-involving-anti-gay-crusader/">National Post</a></b> | Supreme Court upholds Canada’s hate speech laws in case involving anti-gay crusader<br /> • <b><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/02/27/hate_speech_ruling_antigay_pamphlets_broke_law_supreme_court_of_canada_says.html">Toronto Star</a></b> | Hate speech ruling: Anti-gay pamphlets broke law, Supreme Court of Canada says</p> </div> </div> </div> Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:41:54 +0000 admin 1285 at http://archive.cjfe.org Supreme Court of Canada releases hate speech decision http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/supreme-court-canada-releases-hate-speech-decision <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 27, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/small_125w_100h/stories/img/supreme_court_canada.jpg" alt="" title="REUTERS" width="125" height="90" class="imagecache imagecache-small_125w_100h imagecache-default imagecache-small_125w_100h_default"/> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This morning the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision on the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott. The ruling is considered to be a landmark decision for free expression in Canada, impacting the interpretation and strength of hate speech legislation in the country.<br /> CJFE was one of 20 intervenors on the case.</p> <h3>More information</h3> <p>• <b><a href="http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/12876/index.do"> Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling</a></b></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This morning the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision on the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott. The ruling is considered to be a landmark decision for free expression in Canada, impacting the interpretation and strength of hate speech legislation in the country. CJFE was one of 20 intervenors on the case. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/supreme-court-canada-releases-hate-speech-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://archive.cjfe.org/blog/supreme-court-canada-releases-hate-speech-decision#comments Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:27:15 +0000 admin 1284 at http://archive.cjfe.org Hate speech ruling disappointing, but contains some gains for free expression http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/media_releases/hate-speech-ruling-disappointing-contains-some-gains-free-expression <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 27, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>(TORONTO, February 27, 2013) Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) welcomes the more clearly and narrowly defined definition of hate speech contained in today’s decision by the Supreme Court in the case of Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott, but continues to be concerned that hate speech remains partially in the purview of the human rights tribunals.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/resources/features/supreme-court-canada-releases-hate-speech-decision">Supreme Court of Canada releases hate speech decision</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/resources/features/whatcott-v-saskatchewan-human-rights-commission">Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/media_releases/hate-speech-ruling-disappointing-contains-some-gains-free-expression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:40:01 +0000 admin 1283 at http://archive.cjfe.org Free Expression Across Canada http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/features/free-expression-across-canada <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_story_img" width="257" height="153" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/stories/img/Cross%20Canada%20Feature%20Image.JPG?1330640851" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 11, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look at the state of free expression across Canada. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For CJFE’s Review on Free Expression 2010/2011, we examined the state of free expression across the country.</p> <p>Read the full article below, or download the PDF <strong><a href="/sites/default/files/Cross-Canada Free Expression Reports.pdf">here</a></strong>. You can view the full Review on Free Expression in Canada 2010/2011 <strong><a href="http://www.cjfe.org/resources/features/review-free-expression-canada-2011">here</a></strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link"> <div class="field-label">Related stories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/resources/features/review-free-expression-canada-20102011">Review of Free Expression in Canada 2010/2011</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-pg-pictures"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_pg_pictures" width="563" height="806" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/cross-canada%20free%20expression%20reports-001_sm_0.jpg?1330640613" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_pg_pictures" width="563" height="806" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/cross-canada%20free%20expression%20reports-002_sm.jpg?1330640623" /> </div> </div> </div> Free Expression: Canada Access to Information Defamation and Libel Hate Speech Media Access to the Courts Review of Free Expression in Canada Publications Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:27:48 +0000 admin 1140 at http://archive.cjfe.org Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/features/whatcott-v-saskatchewan-human-rights-commission <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_story_img" width="257" height="151" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/stories/img/Whatcott%20Feature%20Image.JPG?1315418994" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 7, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look at the issue of hate speech in Canada examined through the case of Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For CJFE’s Review on Free Expression 2010/2011, we discussed the ongoing case of Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, and the issue of hate speech in Canada.</p> <p>Read the full article below, or download the PDF <strong><a href="http://cjfe.org/sites/default/files/Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.pdf">here</a></strong>. You can view the full Review on Free Expression in Canada 2010/2011 <strong><a href=" http://www.cjfe.org/resources/features/review-free-expression-canada-2011">here</a></strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-pg-pictures"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_pg_pictures" width="563" height="806" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/whatcott%20001_sm.jpg?1315419474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_pg_pictures" width="563" height="806" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/whatcott%20002_sm.jpg?1315419491" /> </div> </div> </div> Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech Review of Free Expression in Canada Publications Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:32:02 +0000 admin 1057 at http://archive.cjfe.org Focus on the Danish Cartoon Controversy http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/features/focus-danish-cartoon-controversy <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-img"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_story_img" width="300" height="225" alt="" src="http://archive.cjfe.org/sites/default/files/stories/img/danish_cartoon.jpg?1289878842" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 3, 2006</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, CJFE holds an annual event centred around a current free expression issue. This year&#039;s event, held at Hart House on May 3, focused on the controversy surrounding the Danish Cartoons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-story-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, CJFE holds an annual event centred around a current free expression issue. This year's event, held at Hart House on May 3, focused on the controversy surrounding the Danish Cartoons</p> <p>Drawing Controversy: The Mohammed Cartoons<br /> Three months after the Danish cartoon controversy flared up, tempers have calmed down, the protests have ended, and the story has fallen out of the headlines. But do we have any better understanding of what happened, what it means for a multi-cultural, 'tolerant' country such as Canada, and how this has affected free expression around the world. CJFE presents a panel discussion on free expression, cartoons, cultural sensitivity and the media.</p> <p>Panelists included: Anver Emon, Professor of Islamic law and torts, University of Toronto, Nikahang Kowsar, Iranian cartoonist, Josh Paterson, Acting Director of the Freedom of Expression Project at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Haroon Siddiqui, Editor Emeritus of the Toronto Star. The panel was moderated by Toronto Star columnist Olivia Ward</p> <p>Articles by the Panelists<br /> Identity Politics: Islamic Law, the Nation State, and the Danish Cartoons Controversy by Anver Emon</p> <p>Other Articles and Links of Interest<br /> The Colombo Declaration<br /> Media, Development and Poverty Eradication, Colombo, 2 May 2006.</p> <p>JEXCanada Online Magazine<br /> In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, the magazine focused on articles about the media and poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.canadiancartoonists.com/news_article_aislintalk1.html" target="_blank">Terry Mosher's Cartoon Presentation</a><br /> delivered at the National Press Club on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2006, from the site of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists</p> <p><a href="http://www.herald.ns.ca/Canada/506472.html" target="_blank">The Chronicle Herald reports</a> about the recent publication of the danish cartoons in Harpers magazine. In Canada, this resulted in Indigo Books and Music pulling the issue from its shelves.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/features/focus-danish-cartoon-controversy#comments Events Free Expression: Canada Hate Speech World Press Freedom Day Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:42:15 +0000 admin 848 at http://archive.cjfe.org CJFE calls on CRTC to review its decision http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/protest_letters/cjfe-calls-crtc-review-its-decision <div class="field field-type-date field-field-letter-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 19, 2004</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chairperson Charles Dalfen<br /> Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission<br /> Ottawa, Ontario<br /> Canada, K1A 0N2</p> <p>Dear Charles Dalfen,</p> <p>I am writing on behalf of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression around the world.</p> <p><a href="http://archive.cjfe.org/resources/protest_letters/cjfe-calls-crtc-review-its-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free Expression: Canada Digital Issues Hate Speech Alerts Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:06:08 +0000 admin 696 at http://archive.cjfe.org