Gala media releases

  • Press Freedom Award Winners Hail from Colombia, Egypt and Pakistan

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is proud to announce the winners of this year's International Press Freedom Awards, Abeer Al-Askary of Egypt, Hollman Morris of Colombia and Hayat Ullah Khan of Pakistan.

    Both Abeer Al-Askary and Hollman Morris are expected to attend the gala ceremonies at Toronto's Arcadian Court November 1 to be recognized and honoured for their efforts.

  • CJFE calls for Press Freedom Award Nominations

    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.

  • CJFE annouces winner of the 2005 Vox Libera Award

    The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has selected Marlys Edwardh, a prominent criminal law lawyer and civil rights activist, to be honoured at its 8th Annual International Press Freedom Awards.

    CJFE's International Awards event will be held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on November 1, 2005. This year will welcome guest speaker, Seymour Hersh, the celebrated American investigative journalist who recently captured the spotlight with his stories on the Abu Ghraib scandal in Iraq and 30 years ago broke the My Lai massacre story in Vietnam.

  • CJFE annouces winners of the 2005 International Press Freedom Awards

    Gambia, Ukraine Journalists Picked for Press Freedom Award
    Seymour Hersh headlines Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Gala
    TORONTO, ON - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has selected two outstanding journalists to be honoured at its 8th Annual International Press Freedom Awards gala for outstanding contribution to freedom of expression.

  • CJFE seeks nominations for International Press Freedom Awards

    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 2004, CJFE honoured journalists from Zimbabwe and Tunisia.

    The winner of the award will be a journalist who:

  • CJFE seeks nominations for Tara Singh Hayer Awards

    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.

  • African Journalists under Siege to be Recognized

    Awards Dinner focuses on harsh restrictions on freedom of expression in Africa
    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will present two International Press Freedom awards to African journalists and a Memorial award to a missing Franco-Canadian journalist at the 7th annual CJFE Awards dinner on November 17, 2004.

  • Nobel Laureate to speak at Press Freedom Awards

    Canada's leading corporate executives and journalists join Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) at a gala dinner tonight to honour freedom of expression both here and abroad. Dr. John Polanyi, Nobel Laureate, will deliver a keynote speech entitled "A Scientist on Freedom". Master of Ceremonies is Alison Smith and prominent guests include Carol Off, Lloyd Robertson, Knowlton Nash, Tom Walkom, John Fraser, Janice Stein, Lisa Laflamme, Jan Wong, Andy Barrie and Richard Gwyn.

  • Call for Nominations - Int'l Press Freedom Awards

    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. Nowhere has this been more apparent lately than in Iraq, where three journalists have been killed covering the war.

  • Call for Nominations - Tara Singh Hayer Award

    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.

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