Advocacy

We speak on behalf of journalists, and in their interest, on matters including source protection, freedom of information and access to information, public disclosure, and diversity of voices. We speak in support of the highest-quality journalism.

Learn more about our advocacy efforts by reading the news releases at caj.ca and following the links below.

CODE OF SILENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS

TORONTO / July 18, 2018 — The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy. The award wil...

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STATEMENT ON VICE CANADA LAYOFFS

OTTAWA / July 13, 2018 —The Canadian Association of Journalists has learned that our colleagues at VICE Canada are facing another round of layoffs. This comes on the heels of Rogers and VICE Canada ending their joint broadcasting venture. "These are only the most recent examples in a spate ...

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2018 EU-CANADA YOUNG JOURNALIST FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

OTTAWA – The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2018 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. The laureates will participate in a week-long study tour of European Union institutions in Bru...

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POSTMEDIA SHUTS DOWN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS

OTTAWA / June 27, 2018 — Postmedia’s decision to shut down several community newspapers and scale back on a number of others is sadly creating more local news deserts, says the Canadian Association of Journalists. “We are always disappointed to hear about journalists losing employ...

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CAJ CONDEMNS CHARGES AGAINST AYLMER EXPRESS JOURNALISTS

The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the criminal charges brought against Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston and reporter/editor Brett Hueston. “The OPP’s decision to charge a father and son team who run a community newspaper is a stunning and unacceptable assault on pres...

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STATEMENT ON ROGERS MEDIA LAYOFFS

Canadians are once again the losers as Rogers Media issued 75 layoffs on Thursday in a reorganization that cut one-third of its digital content and publishing team, says the Canadian Association of Journalists. Journalists lost their jobs at Maclean’s, Chatelaine and a number of online-only t...

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Congratulations to the 2017 CAJ Award recipients!

TORONTO, May 5, 2018 / CNW /—The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. This included presenting the McGillivray Award to the team behind Unfounded, published by the Globe and Mail, rec...

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Marie-Maude Denis wins CAJ Charles Bury President’s Award

TORONTO, May 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists recognized Radio-Canada investigative reporter Marie-Maude Denis with the CAJ Charles Bury Award at its annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 5. The award is given under circumstances of exceptional merit to those p...

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DEFAMATION LAW IN THE INTERNET AGE: FOCUS GROUP

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has commenced public consultations in its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. The project considers how defamation law should be updated to account for “internet speech,” including social media, blogs, internet platforms and digital media. ...

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#CAJ18 call for volunteers

We’re looking to recruit digital reporters to chronicle the happenings at #CAJ18.   Whether your interests are in audio, video, text, or social, this is a great opportunity for you to beef up your portfolio. You will also receive a full pass to the two-day conference (May 4-5, 2018) and ...

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