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CAJ calls on OPP to retract threat of charges, apologize to journalist

2022-11-17T18:32:50-05:00

TORONTO, July 31, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is alarmed to learn the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has threatened CBC reporter Colin Butler with harassment charges while performing his reporting duties. "Responsible, ethical, reporting requires that journalists seek out comments from individuals who are subjects of investigations," said CAJ president Brent Jolly. "Trying to intimidate journalists for doing their job is completely unacceptable. Journalism is not a crime." The CAJ demands that the OPP retract its threat to lay charges against a reporter conducting an investigation, clarify that it will not intervene in normal reporting practices, [...]

CAJ calls on OPP to retract threat of charges, apologize to journalist2022-11-17T18:32:50-05:00

CAJ condemns attacks on journalists in Quebec

2022-11-17T18:34:53-05:00

OTTAWA, July 28, 2020/CNW/ — The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) condemns the attacks against journalists covering anti-mask protests in Quebec City and Montreal this past weekend and calls on police to sanction all behaviour by protesters that intentionally put journalists’ health and safety at risk.  “The physical assault, harassment and intimidation of journalists have no place in a democratic society and constitute attacks against freedom of the press, which cannot be ignored,” said Brent Jolly, president of the CAJ.  On Sunday, TVA journalist Kariane Bourassa was assaulted by two protesters who “hugged'' her against her will while she was [...]

CAJ condemns attacks on journalists in Quebec2022-11-17T18:34:53-05:00

Layoffs at Global: Canadians lose out on vital journalism during COVID-19

2022-11-17T18:40:27-05:00

Update: An earlier version of this press release stated that Global had laid off 70 journalists from across its operations. Global claims that number is incorrect but declined to say how many people were laid off. TORONTO, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) was dismayed to learn that multiple journalists, predominantly employed in Global News' digital operations, lost their jobs yesterday.  The decision, according to a memo obtained by J-Source, largely eliminated Global's lifestyle, entertainment and social media teams. Global's daily news podcast Wait, There's More was also cancelled abruptly, with managers giving the team [...]

Layoffs at Global: Canadians lose out on vital journalism during COVID-192022-11-17T18:40:27-05:00
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