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‘A thumb in the eye of transparency’: CAJ denounces B.C.’s proposed FOI amendments

2022-10-18T17:28:52-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) calls on B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government to immediately reverse course and abandon its outrageous plan to impose a $25 tariff on requests for information made under the province’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.    The proposed legislation, Bill 22, was tabled in the provincial legislature on October 18 by Lisa Beare, the minister of citizens’ services. In addition to the so-called “prescribed application fee”, the legislation, if passed, would also add additional loopholes to allow departments and/or agencies to avoid accountability for not fulfilling a request. The NDP holds a majority [...]

‘A thumb in the eye of transparency’: CAJ denounces B.C.’s proposed FOI amendments2022-10-18T17:28:52-04:00

CAJ Digital Security for Journalists workshop

2022-11-17T13:05:19-05:00

The CAJ is partnering with the Freedom of the Press Foundation to host a digital security workshop for journalists on Nov. 4, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET. CAJ members can register here to attend. Please note that space is limited and registration is required to attend the event.  This session will provide an introduction to account and device security to help journalists better protect themselves and their sources. Topics will include account and device security, secure source communications and an introduction to online privacy measures. ICYMI: The CAJ has put together a resource sheet that may be helpful to those [...]

CAJ Digital Security for Journalists workshop2022-11-17T13:05:19-05:00

Journalists: Protect yourself with these quick resources

2022-11-17T13:13:44-05:00

Supporting reporters who continue to receive an onslaught of hateful emails and messages targeting their identities is deeply important to the CAJ. We have heard from many journalists who are looking for resources to help cope with the impact of receiving hate, which includes threats of sexual assault, other forms of violence, and death. First, we want to emphasize that the onus is not solely on an individual journalist to take action to protect themselves when dealing with online hate. We urge newsrooms, law enforcement, and government leadership to continue to take the issue seriously. Along with the actions the [...]

Journalists: Protect yourself with these quick resources2022-11-17T13:13:44-05:00

An update on what we’re doing to fight harassment of Canadian journalists

2022-11-17T13:12:48-05:00

This past Sunday, the CAJ’s board of directors met virtually for our quarterly board meeting. As always, there was much to discuss: planning for our 2022 national conference in Montreal, readying next year’s awards program, preparing for the rollout of our soon-to-be-released diversity survey, and plans for launching the next round of our mentorship program that opens Oct. 25.  One of the major items on our agenda, however, was to develop an action-plan to address our concerns about the increase in online hate and harassment being sent to journalists across the country. After a  rigorous discussion, we have identified concrete [...]

An update on what we’re doing to fight harassment of Canadian journalists2022-11-17T13:12:48-05:00

Canadian media stand united in support of all journalists against online hate, threats and harassment

2022-11-17T12:57:17-05:00

A strong, diverse media is vital for a well-informed, democratic society. While criticism is an integral part of journalism and democracy, there can be no tolerance for hate and harassment of journalists or for incitement of attacks on journalists for doing their jobs. That these attacks inordinately target women and racialized journalists speaks to the motivation of the people engaging in this behaviour. We are united in supporting our journalists and newsrooms against those who seek to silence their stories and threaten their safety. Together, we will continue to advocate for industry-wide responses to end this behaviour. APTN Bell Media [...]

Canadian media stand united in support of all journalists against online hate, threats and harassment2022-11-17T12:57:17-05:00
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