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.
Canadian journalists and free speech advocates are calling on the Trudeau government to take steps to protect press freedom in Canada, following recent revelations that ten Québec journalists were under police surveillance in order to ascertain their sources, and the ongoing case of VICE News journalist Ben Makuch. Read more
CJFE strongly condemns the court order threatening journalist Justin Brake with arrest for covering the peaceful occupation of Muskrat Falls in Labrador. The order is a clear violation of freedom of the press and an unacceptable assault on the public’s right to know. It must be rescinded immediately. Read more
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
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