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Free Expression Watch

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others' free expression rights.
Blog - Free Expression Watch December 1
Photo: Ben Makuch/Facebook
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | On November 30, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear a landmark case for press freedom in Canada.
Blog - Free Expression Watch October 12
Image: Kevin Metcalf
Jacqueline Houston | Conspicuously absent from the campus free speech debate has been the voices of students themselves
Blog - Free Expression Watch July 22
Image: Flickr/The Public Domain Review
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | CJFE condemns Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Member of Parliament (MP) Cheryl Gallant's use of the terms "fake news," "elite-stream media" and "media-splaining" to denounce Canadian media.
Blog - Free Expression Watch June 2
News videographer Jeremy Cohn, tackled and arrested by Hamilton Police on May 16, 2017. Image: Barry Gray. Used with permission.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Nathan Munn | The past two years have been devastating for journalism in Canada. CJFE has stepped up on multiple fronts to demand that journalists have protections they need.
Blog - Free Expression Watch May 10
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | A global coalition calls on Justin Trudeau to take action to stop the decline of press freedom in Canada, starting with the passage of Bill S-231, the Journalistic Sources Protection Act.
Blog - Free Expression Watch March 24
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Ontario Court of Appeal decision undermines public interest reporting and the protection of sources
Blog - Free Expression Watch January 26
Activists and journalists arrested in Washington DC during Trump's inauguration
Kevin Metcalf, Evan Balgord | Activists, members of the press and legal observers surrounded by police in Washington, D.C. during the January 20 inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Blog - Free Expression Watch January 12
Taryn Blanchard | By educating ourselves and practicing safe behaviours online, we can make sure those who would violate human rights and hoard power do not have an easy time putting all Internet users at risk.
Blog - Free Expression Watch January 10
Duncan Pike | Despite the differences between our prime minister and the incoming U.S. president, press freedom in Canada will need to be defended every bit as vigorously in 2017 as in the United States.
Blog - Free Expression Watch November 24
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Kevin Metcalf | Students have both the most to lose from Bill C-51 -- and the greatest role to play in defeating it.
Blog - Free Expression Watch October 15
Cara Sabatini | Quebecois comedian Mike Ward is appealing a ruling by the province's human rights tribunal against offensive jokes he made about a teenager.
Blog - Free Expression Watch October 6
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Thirty-five civil society organizations jointly call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ensure that human rights are not cast aside in pursuit of trade relations and currying favour with China.
Blog - Free Expression Watch September 22
Duncan Pike | The government is listening to Canadians. This time, that's a good thing. We need you to tell the government exactly what you think needs to be changed with this law to protect your rights.
Blog - Free Expression Watch September 7
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Professor Homa Hoodfar, an internationally recognized Canadian-Iranian professor of social anthropology, has now been imprisoned in Iran for months. Canada must help secure her release.
Blog - Free Expression Watch August 17
Felix Molina with Honduran Military Police
Duncan Pike | Honduran Journalist Felix Molina survived two assassination attempts in one day. Filmmaker Jesse Freeston tells CJFE why Molina was targeted and how Honduras came to be so dangerous for media workers.
Blog - Free Expression Watch July 21
Duncan Pike | On the anniversary of filing a Charter challenge to Bill C-51, CJFE is encouraging Canadians to make their voices heard on this issue through a new parliamentary e-petition.
Blog - Free Expression Watch May 4
Arnold Amber | Op-Ed from CJFE President Arnold Amber on the state of free expression in Canada.