To coincide with World Press Freedom Day on May 3, CJFE is launching its annual Review of Free Expression in Canada. This year's Review highlights a serious issue in Canada: a cult of secrecy. The Review is available for download.
CJFE contends that Bill C-461 is so ill-conceived and potentially damaging to the journalistic integrity of the CBC that it cannot be saved through amendments, but rather the Bill should be withdrawn or defeated.
This will be the 16th annual Gala, an evening that serves as a reflection of the events that have taken place over the past year, and highlights the importance of freedom of expression both in Canada and around the world.
Our annual Report Card on free expression in Canada is always controversial. When it comes to grades, everyone has an opinion – and we want to hear yours! Vote for what grades you think we should have handed out on this year's Report Card.
On World Press Freedom Day we should all recognize and honour the critical role of a free press in protecting human rights, and make a commitment to do what we can to ensure that journalists and other media workers can do their jobs safely. It’s in all of our interests to do so.