CJFE regularly sends letters of concern to authorities in countries around the world - including Canada - where free expression violations have occurred and which warrant particular attention on behalf of CJFE and other like-minded groups. Click on the links below to view the alerts we have released. Alerts do make a difference - and, in some cases, can save lives of imperiled journalists. If you wish to write alerts in support of press freedom around the world, we have some tips and instructions, or contact us at cjfe [at] cjfe.org for further enquiries.
On October 20, 2016 Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion responded to CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer, three months after receiving a joint letter which detailed concerns about the deteriorating situation for human rights and journalism in post-coup Turkey. The response acknowledged CJFE's concerns, referenced Turkey's NATO role and reinforced Canada's commitment to pressuring Turkey on rights issues. Read more
CJFE joins an international coalition to express our deepest concerns about the ongoing detention of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab based on his peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression. We urge the government of Bahrain to immediately and unconditionally release Rajab. Read more
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