Advocacy

We speak on behalf of journalists, and in their interest, on matters including source protection, freedom of information and access to information, public disclosure, and diversity of voices. We speak in support of the highest-quality journalism.

Learn more about our advocacy efforts by reading the news releases at caj.ca and following the links below.

SIXTEEN TOP JOURNALISTS TO MENTOR EARLY-CAREER CAJ MEMBERS

OTTAWA, Aug 4, 2020 /CNW/ —The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2020 Mentorship Program for Early-Career Journalists.  Some of the best journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications across the country have s...

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CAJ CALLS ON OPP TO RETRACT THREAT OF CHARGES, APOLOGIZE TO JOURNALIST

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 journalist...

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LA CAJ CONDAMNE LES ATTAQUES SUR LES JOURNALISTES AU QUEBEC

OTTAWA, 28 juillet 2020/CNW/ — L’Association canadienne des journalistes (CAJ) condamne les attaques contre des journalistes qui couvraient des manifestations anti-masques à Québec et à Montréal survenues le week-end dernier, et demande à la police de sanctionner...

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CAJ CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS IN QUEBEC

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 journalists̵...

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LAYOFFS AT GLOBAL: CANADIANS LOSE OUT ON VITAL JOURNALISM DURING COVID-19

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 dism...

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BRENT JOLLY ELECTED CAJ PRESIDENT FOR 2020-2022 TERM

OTTAWA, July 6, 2020 /CNW/ — The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce Brent Jolly has been elected as president for the 2020-2022 term.  Jolly served as vice-president of the CAJ since 2018, and has chaired the association’s events and advocacy committee...

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CAJ: ONTARIO JOURNALISTS, WHISTLEBLOWERS IMPACTED BY BILL 156

OTTAWA, June 10, 2020 /CNW/ — The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is raising a number of concerns about Ontario's proposed Bill 156 and it's impacts on journalists and the public's right to know. These concerns include the targeting of investigative journalists an...

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FIVE JOURNALISTS JOIN CAJ BOARD FOR THE 2020-2022 TERM

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to welcome five new faces to the CAJ board of directors for the 2020-2022 term. These members will work with the rest of the CAJ board to connect and support journalists working across Canada:  Laurie Few – Nation...

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CAJ: POLICE MUST STOP ATTACKING JOURNALISTS COVERING PROTESTS IN THE U.S.

OTTAWA, June 1, 2020 / CNW / — The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is outraged after hearing CBC journalist Susan Ormiston’s report that U.S. police shot at her with rubber bullets and Radio-Canada journalist Philippe LeBlanc’s report that police slashed his tires. B...

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LIBERALS CAN SALVAGE BROKEN ATIP SYSTEM IF THEY MUSTER POLITICAL WILL

OTTAWA, May 11, 2020 / CNW /—The access-to-information system, an essential service providing Canadians information about the internal workings of government, is at a near standstill. Delays have produced huge backlogs that are overwhelming departments. This comes at a time when the federal go...

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