Toronto, April 11 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression is concerned about the well-being of 10 Eritrean journalists on a hunger strike since March 31.
October 24 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in questioning the decision to prevent an accredited journalist from doing his job at last week's Francophone Summit in Beirut, Lebanon.
"If it is true that Gideon Kouts was prevented from carrying out his professional duties because of his nationality, then this is an unacceptable attack on press freedom," CJFE Executive Director Joel Ruimy said.
On 3 May 2001, World Press Freedom Day will mark the tenth anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, adopted on 3 May 1991 at a UNESCO General Conference seminar seeking to promote independent and pluralist media in Africa. The Declaration has since become an important document outlining the fundamental principles of press freedom throughout the world.
In many parts of the world, journalism remains a dangerous profession. Press freedom organizations around the world have documented countless attacks on journalists and media organizations. The numbers remain disturbingly high, as thousands of cases are registered each year; many others go unreported.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), through its Press Freedom Awards, honours those dedicated and principled journalists who often risk their lives to get the news out.
In dozens of countries around the world, journalists regularly face obstacles in order to get the news out. Whether the threats be judicial, physical or otherwise, these dedicated and principled individuals continue to work tirelessly - often risking their lives - so that the news media remain free.
In recognition of their courage and determination, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) bestows two International Press Freedom Awards every year. In 2000, CJFE honoured journalists from Colombia and Iran.
CJFE welcomes reduction in sentence of imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji, but remains concerned about his continued detention
The fourth annual International Press Freedom Awards of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will honour and champion two journalists - one a political prisoner; the other living in exile - at a dinner to take place in Toronto on November 8, 2001 at the Westin Harbour Castle.
CJFE Welcomes Release of Burmese Journalist San San Nweh
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression has expressed its satisfaction over today's announcement by the Myanmar military government that it has released journalist and writer San San Nweh.
She was released from prison on Wednesday along with ten other members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), which is led by pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi.
To mark World Press Freedom Day, and the tenth anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on 3 May 2001, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC) invite the public to a panel discussion on the potential perils of media concentration.
Date/Time: Thursday, 3 May 2001 at 7 p.m.
Location: Metro-Central YMCA’s auditorium, 20 Grosvenor St, two blocks north of College Street, just west of Yonge (YMCA tel: 416-975-9622)
* Ira Basen, executive producer at CBC Radio One
Every year more than 2,000 attacks on journalists and media organizations are registered around the world. For the most part, the heroes who work under these adverse and dangerous conditions are unsung.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) honours those who adhere to their principles and even risk their lives to keep the news media free with Press Freedom Awards. The 1999 International Press Freedom Awards recognized the dedication of journalists from Mexico, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.