Thursday, April 2, 2015
By Megan Drysdale Each week we continue to reach new milestones in our work on the Review of Free Expression in Canada, and today we are proud to announce we have reached over 50% of our fundraising goal. We are so grateful to all of our generous supporters for helping us come this far, and we’re touched by the enthusiasm that free expression defenders have shown for our Review and ongoing advocacy work. To help us continue this amazing momentum, we’re asking you to take part. For a limited time, CJFE memberships are 70% off in celebration of this year’s Review. Your contribution of becoming a member or making a donation will help us distribute the Review at universities and colleges, undergo further research and advocacy work on the issues we address in the Review, and cover the publication’s production – including research, writing, design, and printing. Don’t forget to tell others about your valuable support of free expression in Canada by using #CJFEreview on Twitter and Facebook! Today, we are also pleased to share some more of the exciting and important content that is being featured in this year’s Review. Privacy and surveillance are some of the most pressing free expression topics being discussed in the Canadian media and politics right now, and we’re making sure to cover what you need to know.
- • Bill C-51: Canada’s controversial anti-terrorism law comes under scrutiny by journalist and lawyer Paula Todd.
- • The need for privacy: David Christopher, communications manager for OpenMedia, looks at the current state of privacy and why protecting your right to privacy supports free expression.
- • Surveillance after Snowden: CBC journalist Dave Seglins discusses what reporters are doing to secure their communications.
- • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This secretive trade agreement could threaten your online privacy if passed, and CJFE’s Digital Issues Committee member Adam Kingsmith breaks down how it will impact you.
Megan Drysdale is CJFE’s Editorial and Events Assistant.
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