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Mar 20, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Every year on World Press Freedom Day, CJFE publishes The Review, a leading resource on free expression issues in Canada. CJFE launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the 2013-2014 Review of Free Expression in Canada

Mar 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto-born freelance photographer Mustafa was one of eight people killed in Syria by a bomb on Sunday. 

Mar 06, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Last week, PEN Canada hosted a panel discussion on the challenges of balancing freedom of expression with national security. 

Mar 04, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed have been imprisoned in Egypt since Dec. 29, accused of belonging to "a terrorist organization, disturbing public peace, instilling terror, harming the general interests of the country, possessing broadcast equipment without permit, possessing and disseminating images contrary to the truth." 

Feb 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Al-Jazeera English and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will hold a vigil on Feb. 27 for three imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed have been imprisoned in Egypt since Dec. 29 on charges of spreading false news.

Feb 23, 2014 - Posted by Grant Buckler

Al-Jazeera English and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will hold a vigil on Feb. 27 for three imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed have been imprisoned in Egypt since December 29 on charges of spreading false news.

Feb 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The RCMP have obtained a court order compelling five media outlets—the CBC, Global, APTN, Brunswick News and Rogers—to turn over footage and photos of the Oct. 17 riots in Rexton, NB. 

Feb 19, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Canada enjoyed one of the highest levels of press freedom in the world last year. But how is that measured? Columnist Sean Holman questions why Reporters Without Borders won’t release the questionnaires that determine a country’s level of press freedom.

Feb 06, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Al Jazeera Media Network and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will hold a press conference on Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. ET in Toronto calling on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release five journalists detained there. On December 29th, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste, and Bahar Mohammed of Al Jazeera English were imprisoned in Cairo. Their Al Jazeera colleagues, Abdullah Al Shami and Mohammed Badr are also in Egyptian custody. 

Feb 03, 2014 - Posted by Grant Buckler

Tom Marshall, interim premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced that three independent experts will review the province’s controversial access-to-information law, The Canadian Press reported. 

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The CJFE is a Canadian non-governmental organization supported by Canadian journalists and advocates of free expression. The purpose of the organization is to defend the rights of journalists and contribute to the development of media freedom throughout the world. This space will be dedicated to news and other info about freedom of expression issues in Canada and abroad.