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Environment and Climate Change Canada wins Code of Silence Award

2022-11-17T18:52:56-05:00

TORONTO, April 30, 2020 /CNW/—Environment and Climate Change Canada is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the federal category. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to call public attention to governments, government departments and agencies that put extra effort into denying public access to government information to which the public has a right under access to information legislation. The four press-freedom advocacy groups recognized the Environment [...]

Environment and Climate Change Canada wins Code of Silence Award2022-11-17T18:52:56-05:00

Environment and Climate Change Canada wins Codes of Silence Award

2022-10-18T17:17:20-04:00

TORONTO, April 30, 2020 /CNW/—Environment and Climate Change Canada is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the federal category. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to call public attention to governments, government departments and agencies that put extra effort into denying public access to government information to which the public has a right under access to information legislation. The four press-freedom advocacy groups recognized the Environment [...]

Environment and Climate Change Canada wins Codes of Silence Award2022-10-18T17:17:20-04:00

Code of Silence Award goes to Alberta Government

2022-10-18T17:24:12-04:00

TORONTO, April 28, 2020 /CNW/—The Government of Alberta is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the provincial category. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to call public attention to governments, government departments and agencies that put extra effort into denying public access to government information to which the public has a right under access to information legislation. The four press-freedom advocacy groups recognized the Government of [...]

Code of Silence Award goes to Alberta Government2022-10-18T17:24:12-04:00

Newsrooms must not compromise journalistic independence for advertisers: CAJ

2022-11-17T19:00:54-05:00

OTTAWA, April 8, 2020 /CNW/—The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is disturbed to hear from journalists who say their stories are being vetted to ensure advertisers are kept happy. While the CAJ cannot confirm the practice is widespread, several journalists have reported that their news stories are being reviewed to ensure they do not contain anything that would offend the business community, in the interest of preventing ad losses.  Sales staff have also reportedly offered favourable coverage as incentives for advertising packages. While recognizing the times are desperate and frightening for newsrooms, this is not the way to shore up [...]

Newsrooms must not compromise journalistic independence for advertisers: CAJ2022-11-17T19:00:54-05:00
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