Free Expression: International

  • Reporting in Afghanistan: World Press Freedom Day 2009

    Date: 
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    Location: 
    Toronto: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West

    Join us to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
    We'll explore the challenges facing foreign and local reporters, the pros and cons of embedded reporting, and the role of reporting in shaping Canadian policy and public opinion.

    Panelists:
    Graeme Smith, The Globe and Mail journalist
    Louie Palu, photojournalist
    Susan Ormiston, CBC News journalist

    Hosted by Evan Solomon, CBC News Journalist

    Reception to follow at 2pm
    To reserve your seat for this event, send an email to events@cbc.ca by April 27

    Presented by CJFE and CBC News

  • CJFE presents Free to Express Himself: An Evening With Alan Johnston

    Date: 
    Monday, March 12, 2007
    Location: 
    Celebrate World Press Freedom Day with a riveting discussion between BBC Journalist Alan Johnston and Host of CBC's The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti.

    Celebrate World Press Freedom Day with a riveting discussion between BBC Journalist Alan Johnston and Host of CBC's The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti.

    On March 12, 2007, BBC Reporter Alan Johnston was kidnapped by a group of Palestinian militants while on assignment in Gaza. His plight was monitored around the world and there were rallies urging his release in major cities, including Toronto. After 114 days of captivity he was finally freed. This is his only public appearance in Canada. Alan will also take questions from the audience.

  • World Press Freedom Day panel discussion

    Date: 
    Wednesday, May 3, 2006
    Location: 
    Toronto: The Debate Room, Hart House, the University of Toronto

    Join us to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3. 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.

  • World Press Freedom Day discussion

    Date: 
    Tuesday, May 3, 2005
    Location: 
    Toronto: The Glass Room, 4th Floor of the Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto, Ontario

    Join us at the ROM on May 3, for a lunch time discussion about journalists' rights and responsibilities.
    Hamilton Spectator journalist Ken Peters speaks to author and CBC Reporter Carol Off about the legal battle which could have landed him in jail.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3rd 12:00 p.m.
    Venue: The Glass Room, 4th Floor of the Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto, Ontario
    Map: Click here for a Yahoo map
    Admission: Free, but seating is limited.
    For more information call (416) 515-9622 x.226

  • World Press Freedom Day panel discussion

    Date: 
    Monday, May 3, 2004
    Location: 
    Toronto:Canada Court, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression presents Spotlight ON/Spotlight OFF, a panel discussion exploring the media's ability to shine a spotlight on human rights issues, hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti. She will be joined by eminent journalists and writers Sally Armstrong, Charlie Foran and Paul Knox who will discuss issues in Afghanistan, Hong Kong/China and Haiti.

  • CJFE Commemorates World Press Freedom Day with three Special Events

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) commemorates World Press Freedom Day (May 3), the annual day of remembrance with three special events. We invite Canadians to observe this day by recognizing the vital and often dangerous work journalists do to bring us the news every day.

  • CJFE presents Free to Speak with Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian

    CJFE presents Arsinée Khanjian and Atom Egoyan in Conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti
    In Recognition of World Press Freedom Day

    Toronto, April 29, 2009 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is proud to present the first of the 2009 Free to Speak grano series featuring Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti.

  • CJFE Presents 'An Independent Mind' on August 26, 2008

    CJFE, Hot Docs and The Walrus present the North American Premiere of Rex Bloomstein's "An Independent Mind"

    Toronto - August 11, 2008 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Hot Docs and The Walrus present "An Independent Mind", a documentary by Rex Bloomstein's. The film explores the state of freedom of expression around the world in 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion on the limitations of freedom of expression.

  • CJFE Troubled by US Journalist Being Forced to Testify

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is troubled by Judge Cormac Carney's order on July 14 for journalist William Gertz to appear in open court this week for questioning about his sources for an article which detailed alleged Chinese espionage in the United States.

    Gertz, a national security reporter with The Washington Post, has repeatedly refused to reveal his sources for the May 2006 article and was told that he would have to justify why the confidentiality is critical to his ability to engage in investigative reporting.

  • CJFE Hosts Two Events Honouring World Press Freedom Day

    "Revealing Sources" and "Bearing Witness"
    illustrate restrictions in Canada and abroad

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression commemorates World Press Freedom Day with two events looking at different aspects of press freedom. One tackles the thorny issue of a journalist's rights to protect confidential sources, and the second looks at the increasing dangers faced by journalists in the world's war zones.

    "Revealing Sources"

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