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Politics, Society

Journalists rally to demand protection for press freedom

People gathered in communities across Canada on Feb. 25, 2017 asking the government to take action to protect freedom of the press. ‘Serious scandals…press freedom violations’ “The day of action was brought together in response to a really serious series »

International, Politics, Society

‘Dark age’ drops Canada’s press freedom ranking

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day and Canada fell 10 places to 18th on a new list compiled by Reporters Without Borders. A report from this global press watchdog describes the tenure of Canada’s former Prime Minister Stephen Harper »

Highlights, Politics, Society

Awareness campaign and challenge to Canadian “security” bill C-51

It’s known more commonly as “the anti-terrorism act” and was passed into law last year by the former Conservative government. Bill C-51’s official, long and complicated name is, “An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and »

International, Politics, Society

Leader must intervene to free Fahmy: journalists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper must intervene with Egypt’s president to free Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy, says the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Fahmy is back in prison after being sentenced to three years on terror-related charges that human rights »