Journalism Fellowship

  • CJFE protests RCMP use of pepper spray against photographers

    Tuesday, June 6, 2000

    The Right Honourable Jean Chrótien
    Prime Minister of Canada
    Room 309-S Centre Block
    Parliament Hill
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 0A2
    Fax: 613 941 6900

    Dear Prime Minister,

  • CJFE protests Toronto Police seizure of protest footage

    Thursday, July 27, 2000

    Toronto Chief of Police Julian Fantino
    40 College St.
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5G 2J3
    Fax: (416) 808-8002
    E-mail:officeofthechief@torontopolice.on.ca

    Cc: Toronto Police Services Board
    Mr. Justice Archie Campbell, Superior Court of Justice
    Prime Minister Jean Chretien
    Management of:
    The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Sun, CBC, CTV, Global Television, City-TV, ONtv, CFMT television, Sing Tao, World Journal Daily News, Corriere Canadese, Ming Pao

    Chief Fantino,

  • Canadian journalist jailed in Malaysia

    Tuesday, September 14, 1999

    UPDATE!

    14 September 1999

    His Excellency Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
    Prime Minister
    Jabatan Perdana Menteri
    Jalan Dato' Onn
    Kuala Lumpur 50502 Malaysia
    fax: +603 238 3784

    Your Excellency,

  • CJFE calls for protection for journalist receiving death threats in Vancouver

    Friday, March 12, 1999

    CJFE calls for protection for journalist receiving death threats in Vancouver

    Ujjal Dosanjh
    Attorney General of British Colombia
    P.O. 9044 Station Provincial Government
    Victoria, B.C., Canada
    V8W 9E2
    Fax: +1 250 387 6411
    E-mail: ATTORNEY.GENERAL@ag.gov.bc.ca

    12 March 1999

    Dear Attorney General Dosanjh,

  • Appeal for press freedom in countries attending the Francophone Summit in Canada

    Wednesday, September 1, 1999

    Appeal for press freedom in countries attending the Francophone Summit in Canada

    1 September 1999

    The following is an open letter by the Comité québécois pour la liberté de presse (Quebec Committee for Press freedom) addressed to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Premier Lucien Bouchard asking them to present a resolution in favour of press freedom at the Francophone Summit:

    The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien
    Prime Minister of Canada
    The Honourable Lucien Bouchard
    Premier of Québec

  • Canadian journalist Ian Stewart, wounded in Sierra Leone, making steady recovery

    Thursday, February 4, 1999

    Canadian journalist Ian Stewart, wounded in Sierra Leone, making steady recovery

    4 February 1999

  • Canadian journalist on trial in Malaysia

    Monday, May 17, 1999

    Canadian journalist on trial
    in Malaysia

    17 May 1999

    On 17 May 1999, the Malaysian Court of Appeals began hearing the appeal of the convictions against Canadian journalist Murray Hiebert. The judges hearing the case are Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Lamin Yunus, Datuk Ahmad Rairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Denis Ong. Hiebert's bail has been set at RM250,000 (approx. US$65,790). His lawyers presented preliminary motions and the hearing is scheduled to continue on 25 and 26 May.

  • Congolese journalist prevented from coming to Canada

    Tuesday, September 14, 1999

    Congolese journalist prevented from coming to Canada

    14 September 1999

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) strongly protests the confiscation of travel documents and the ban on travel enacted against Modeste Mutinga Mutuishayi, editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper "Le Potentiel", president of the non-governmental organisation Médias pour la Paix (Media for Peace) and chairman of the Campagne pour la paix durable en République démocratique du Congo (Campaign for a Lasting Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo).

  • Letter bomb explodes at Canadian television station

    Friday, June 18, 1999

    Letter bomb explodes at Canadian television station

    18 June 1999

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) reports that a letter bomb exploded at Edmonton's A-Channel Television station on the morning of 16 June 1999, injuring Assignment Editor Garnet Lewis and reporter Stacey Brotzel, according to news reports.

  • Tara Singh Hayer's Murder called revenge attack

    Wednesday, July 21, 1999

    UPDATE: Murder of Tara Singh Hayer labelled revenge attack

    21 July 1999

    According to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), after interviewing more than two hundred individuals in the course of their investigation of the murder of publisher and editor Tara Singh Hayer, police are suggesting that the shooting was motivated by an editorial which appeared in Hayer's newspaper, the "Indo-Canadian Times", rather than a political or religious dispute.

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