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The Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship is awarded annually to provide support for a project about free expression in Canada.
About the Fellowship
The Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship is awarded annually to aid projects that contribute to the protection and analysis of free expression issues in Canada. CJFE welcomes applications from recipients conducting academic research, investigative or enterprise journalism, or some other project that will enhance transparency and accountability in Canada.
2016-17 FELLOW: MARK BOURRIE, JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR
This year's Bob Carty Free Expression Fellow is Mark Bourrie, an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, historian and lecturer at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Bourrie will use his fellowship to undertake legal and historical research on the constitutional and Common Law basis of the public’s right to know.
2015-16 FELLOW: ERIN MILLAR, DISCOURSE MEDIA
The inaugural Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship was granted to Erin Millar of Discourse Media, a Vancouver-based journalism organization that is working to break down barriers between reporters and Aboriginal communities missing from mainline journalism.
ABOUT BOB CARTY
A multiple award-winning journalist, activist and veteran CJFE Board member, Bob Carty (1950 - 2014) was a tireless defender of press freedom and human rights. Few Canadians have given so much to the cause of free expression and press freedom. Bob’s passion, expertise and heartfelt desire to help others is irreplaceable, and he will be deeply missed.
“Bob was an inspiration, a mentor and a visionary to many journalists and human rights activists across the country,” says Arnold Amber, CJFE Board member. “His work will leave a lasting legacy.”
Read Bob Carty's full biography.