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CAJ and press freedom coalition win court challenge against RCMP media restrictions at Fairy Creek

2022-10-18T16:26:31-04:00

Nanaimo, July 20, 2021/CNW/ - Today’s decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court to grant an application to modify an injunction, which was brought forward by the Canadian Association of Journalists, in partnership with a coalition of news organizations and press freedom groups, is a resounding affirmation of media rights and the vital role journalism plays in upholding the public interest.   The press coalition had asked the court to add a clause to the injunction order granted to logging company Teal Jones in April, instructing the RCMP not to interfere with media access absent a bona fide operational reason for [...]

CAJ and press freedom coalition win court challenge against RCMP media restrictions at Fairy Creek2022-10-18T16:26:31-04:00

CAJ calls on Toronto to stop restricting journalists from covering evictions of homeless people in Alexandra Park

2022-11-17T14:21:19-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) calls on Toronto authorities to immediately drop all restrictions placed on Canadian Press photojournalist Chris Young and commit publicly to stop arresting reporters covering the removal of homeless encampments.  “This is the second time in less than 30 days where a Toronto journalist has been handcuffed and detained simply for doing their job,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “This is yet another attempt by the City of Toronto and police to intimidate journalists from covering their activity and it must stop immediately.”  Young was in Alexandra Park to cover a City of Toronto eviction [...]

CAJ calls on Toronto to stop restricting journalists from covering evictions of homeless people in Alexandra Park2022-11-17T14:21:19-05:00
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