Threats and Attacks

  • TMG protests attack on Sihem Bensedrine

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) joins with other members of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of 18 member organisations of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network, in protest of the violent treatment on August 19, 2008, in the Tunis airport of journalist Sihem Bensedrine, Secretary General of the Observatory for the Freedom of Press, Publishing and Creation in Tunisia (OLPEC), IFEX's member in Tunisia, and an IFEX-TMG partner. She is also a member of the IFEX Council, IFEX's governing body.

  • CJFE appalled at attack on journalist in Mississauga, Ontario

    CJFE is appalled and shocked by the news that journalist Jawaad Faizi was attacked in Mississauga, Ontario on the evening of April 17. Faizi works for the Mississauga-based newspaper, The Pakistan Post.

    Jawaad Faizi describes being attacked by two men in his car outside the home of his Editor, Amir Arain. Two men, one armed with a cricket bat, smashed the car windows and hit Faizi inside the car. When they saw Faizi call 911 on his cell phone, they fled the scene. Paramedics and police, and his editor arrived soon afterwards.

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