Your insights will help J-Source track press freedom violations and create tools that best serve media workers, organizations, students and researchers

If you work in anything from journalism to media research or access-to-information policy, we want to hear from you as we develop the Canada Press Freedom Project.

From injunctions, media exclusion zones and surveillance, to physical aggression, online harassment and ailing freedom-of-information systems, there is a growing list of challenges to journalists’ work.

Press freedom threats in Canada are not consistently tracked. Our project, which is inspired by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, aims to fill this gap.

The CPFP, an initiative of J-Source and its partners, will be a free, online research hub documenting press freedom conditions nationwide and creating resources to help media workers navigate them.

As J-Source develops the CPFP, your experiences with and knowledge of press freedom conditions are crucial to helping us shape a data and resource set that will best document, highlight and analyze impacts on workers and the public’s right to know.

We value your input as we build the foundations for this project. Your participation will help ensure that the CPFP can best serve stakeholders like you by reflecting the types of incursions, concerns and areas of interest surrounding press freedom in Canada that affect how communities are served.

Through these questionnaires we hope to get feedback from three categories of professionals impacted by and interested in press freedom in Canada:

  • Media workers (full-time/part-time journalists, editors, producers, freelancers, student journalists, photojournalists, videographers, etc.)
  • Representatives of newsrooms, collectives, professional associations, public interest and advocacy organizations, etc.
  • Academics, researchers and field experts.

We ask that you take some time (approximately 15 to 30 minutes) to share your experiences with us by filling out the CPFP questionnaire based on your work in media.

The questionnaire can be completed online in English or in French.

We value your input and voice. Thank you for taking the time to participate.

If you have any questions about the CPFP or how to complete our questionnaire, get in touch at CPFP@j-source.ca.

Development of the CPFP is supported by the Michener-L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education.