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22 June 2016 |

Journalist covering human trafficking murdered in Texas

Journalist covering human trafficking murdered in Texas Family of Fort Worth newspaper reporter believes there may be a connection between recent reporting and his murder.
31 March 2016 |

Canadian reporter ordered to hand over communications with ISIS fighter

This ruling sets a dangerous precedent and deals a blow to press freedom and the integrity of journalism in Canada, forcing the essential investigative function of the press to be put at the disposal of law enforcement.
25 February 2016 |

U.S. State Department can do more to protect press freedom abroad

U.S. State Department can do more to protect press freedom abroad Following up on a meeting with John Kerry in 2015, international organisations urged him to implement the State Department’s journalist safety roadmap and to send a message to posts worldwide to set out new protocols on dealing with imperilled journalists.
1 May 2015 |

Calls for Pedro Canché to be freed following 8 months in detention

Calls for Pedro Canché to be freed following 8 months in detention Legal proceedings that have involved serious rights violations have kept Mayan journalist Pedro Canché in jail since 30 August 2014 on allegations of sabotage.
14 April 2015 |

Letter to Canada's Prime Minister: Anti-terrorism bill cannot be salvaged

Letter to Canada's Prime Minister: Anti-terrorism bill cannot be salvaged Bill C-51 has been widely criticized as irresponsible, dangerous, and ineffective, and many Canadians are saying they won't be pressured into sacrificing their rights and freedoms.
21 November 2014 |

Canadian civil society groups launch Censorship Tracker mapping tool

Censorship Tracker aims to be an accessible and reliable resource that Canadians can use to gauge restrictions on free speech in Canada.
10 April 2014 |

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit Reporters Without Borders and WAN-IFRA have written to French President François Hollande urging him to raise the issue of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel during his two-day official visit to Mexico.
7 April 2014 |

Ontario's Attorney General should prioritise bill aimed at preventing abusive libel lawsuits

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, along with other organisations, writes to Ontario's Attorney General to urge her to make Bill 83, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013, a key priority. The point of the bill is to create a process allowing courts to review potentially abusive libel lawsuits.
6 August 2013 |

Over 150 groups urge President Obama to protect whistleblowers and journalists

Over 150 groups urge President Obama to protect whistleblowers and journalists Over 150 IFEX members and partners of ARTICLE 19 appealed to US President Obama to drop charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, update the Whistleblower Protection Act and pass a media shield law.
10 July 2012 |

Clinton urged to spotlight Internet freedom during visit to Hanoi

The US secretary of state should press Vietnam to tear down its web firewall and release imprisoned bloggers, said Human Rights Watch.
29 June 2012 |

Two years since murder of Juan Francisco Rodríguez Ríos and Andy María Elvira Hernández Galena

A series of actions commemorating writers and journalists killed in recent years as part of PEN International's focus on Killings with Impunity in 2012.
4 May 2012 |

CJFE reflects on the state of rights on World Press Freedom Day

"If we value press freedom, we all need to take a closer look at the state of these rights here at home. When we look beyond the words of the Charter to the daily reality for working journalists, we see a gradual erosion of freedoms. And our government is a contributing factor, " said CJFE.
2 May 2012 |

Federal government continues to receive failing grade on issue of free expression

Federal government continues to receive failing grade on issue of free expression Examining issues including privacy and anonymity on the Internet, cyber surveillance, whistleblowers, access to information, and collaborative journalism, CJFE's third annual Review of Free Expression in Canada provides an overview of issues facing Canadians from coast to coast.
1 May 2012 |

California Legislature recognises World Press Freedom Day

The resolution recognizes the role a free press plays within California and throughout the world in sustaining and monitoring democracy, contributing to greater accountability in government, and promoting civic participation and economic development.
1 May 2012 |

Journalist Marcela Turati sheds light on the social effects of drug trafficking violence

"The majority of Mexican journalists have become war correspondents in their own country ever since President Felipe Calderón launched his war against drug trafficking and the battles spilled out into the streets," says Turati.
23 April 2012 |

Bill C-11 casts shadow over World Book Day celebrations

IPA is sending a letter to Canadian ministers about proposed legislation that poses a serious threat to educational publishing and creativity in general.
12 March 2012 |

CJFE marks World Day Against Cyber Censorship by highlighting concerns with internet regulations

"Although Canada does not face the same type of Internet blackouts or direct online censorship and takedowns as many other countries, this does not mean that we can be complacent, or that we do not have reason for concern," said CJFE.
21 February 2012 |

CJFE calls on government to stop muzzling scientists and researchers

In an letter to Prime Minister Harper, CJFE and their campaign partner organizations urge the government to implement a policy of transparent and timely communication to allow scientists to speak to the media.
20 December 2011 |

Meeting highlights common challenges faced by journalists, civil society activists

ARTICLE 19 and the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) held their first one-day meeting to share experiences of addressing violence against journalists, exchange best practices and strategies on protection, and learn from each other.
7 December 2011 |

Civil society organisations to host forum: "Justice for murdered and disappeared journalists"

The forum will be held in Mexico City on the 63rd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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