CJFE Remembers 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Thursday, June 4, 2009
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) joins the international free expression community in recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Two decades later, freedom of expression is still under attack in China, as exemplified by the measures the government has taken to prevent any dialogue about the mass murder of unarmed protesters who gathered in Tiananmen Square 20 years ago in a struggle for democracy. Tiananmen Square In the June 3 Communiqué, International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) remembers not only the victims of the attack 20 years ago but also those who have been silenced since. In China, free expression rights continue to be violated as activists and journalists have been detained and imprisoned for discussing or reporting on the events that took place in Tiananmen Square. To read the full report, please click here. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is an association of more than 300 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others who work to promote and defend free expression and press freedom in Canada and abroad.

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