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Joint statement from Canadian news media requesting assistance for Afghan journalists, and their families, who have supported Canada

2022-09-26T12:23:52-04:00

Over the past several days, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have been working, with the support of multiple Canadian news organizations, to inform the federal government of their duty to support Afghan journalists and support staff who made our work possible. The return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan has placed many residents of that country in grave danger. Among them are dozens of courageous Afghans who worked tirelessly to help Canadian journalists cover this tragic story over two decades. Their bravery and commitment must not be forgotten. They provided [...]

Joint statement from Canadian news media requesting assistance for Afghan journalists, and their families, who have supported Canada2022-09-26T12:23:52-04:00

Press accreditation procedure for the federal leaders’ debates

2022-10-18T16:01:55-04:00

During the last federal election, the CAJ called for the Leaders’ Debates Commission to be more transparent in its accreditation process. This year, the Commission has released accreditation instructions which include three application options. Members of professional media associations, including the CAJ, are among those eligible to go through the accreditation process. If you are applying for press accreditation for the federal leaders debate, you may be asked to prove that you are a Class A CAJ member. To do so, you may provide your CAJ membership card to the commission or send us a note to request a proof-of [...]

Press accreditation procedure for the federal leaders’ debates2022-10-18T16:01:55-04:00

CAJ urges RCMP to follow court order to respect media rights after journalist arrested at Fairy Creek

2022-11-17T14:01:02-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) strongly condemns the recent arrest of a photojournalist by RCMP officers at the Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island. The CAJ is dismayed by the actions of the RCMP, which took place just days after a B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered police not to interfere with media access absent a bona fide operational reason for doing so.  On Tuesday morning, RCMP arrested photojournalist Colin Smith, who was covering the ongoing demonstrations at Fairy Creek for Victoria Buzz. Despite Smith having identified himself as media, officers seized his backpack, drone, and two professional grade cameras, [...]

CAJ urges RCMP to follow court order to respect media rights after journalist arrested at Fairy Creek2022-11-17T14:01:02-05:00
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