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In wake of newsroom cuts, Canada should embrace non-profit journalism

OTTAWA, Aug. 11, 2016 – Torontonians and Canadians will be information poorer as a result of the Toronto Star’s recent decision to lay off 45 newsroom staff – something the Canadian Association of Journalists believes further heightens the need for government action to foster and s...

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Global, BuzzFeed cuts diminish public’s right to know

OTTAWA, June 30, 2016 – Thanks to recent newsrooms cutbacks, our country has lost a team of investigative reporters and a parliamentary bureau – something the Canadian Association of Journalists believes will further compromise the right of citizens to know and understand what’s ha...

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Anti-secrecy recommendations must be acted on: CAJ

OTTAWA, June 17, 2016 — The Canadian Association of Journalists applauds an all-party committee of MPs for recommending reforms that could make the federal government less secretive. But it remains to be seen if Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will actually act on them, helping fulf...

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Government 'openness' policy may mean greater secrecy

Last month, the British Columbia government announced it would be publishing requests for information filed under its records access law, something it says will increase openness and accountability. But many reporters are worried that law will actually do exactly the opposite. To find out why, and w...

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 CAJ Awards!

EDMONTON, May 29, 2016 /CNW/ – In a year when Canada’s national media finally awoke to the tragedies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the work by our national public broadcaster set the standard. The CBC News Aboriginal team, supported by others across the CBC News team, are th...

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The latest winner of the CAJ Code of Silence: FinTRAC

EDMONTON, May 28, 2016 — The winner of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ most dubious award in 2016 is the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, the country’s little known “financial intelligence unit” that’s meant to, among other th...

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Lagging behind: CAJ VP testifies before #cdnfoi committee on Parliament Hill

Yesterday, CAJ Vice-President and #cdnfoi expert Sean Holman spoke before the federal Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. Read the CAJ’s submission to the committee. Holman urged committee members to take seriously the concrete recommendations that ...

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CAJ marks 15 years of the Code of Silence Award

OTTAWA, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - It's a tongue-in-cheek idea with serious overtones that was first presented 15 years ago – the Canadian Association of Journalists' Code of Silence. Nursed to life by past-president Rob Cribb, the idea was to "celebrate" Canada's most-secreti...

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Congratulations to all the 2015 CAJ Awards finalists!

OTTAWA, April 7, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada published or broadcast in 2015. The winning entry in most categories will receive a $500 cash prize. Th...

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Coalition condemns court ruling threatening press freedoms

TORONTO (March 31, 2016) — Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and the undersigned organizations have issued a joint letter to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale expressing alarm over the Ontario Superior Court ruling that Vice News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communic...

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