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Call for nominations – Extended!

2022-09-23T18:11:01-04:00

The CAJ board of directors has extended the deadline for nominations of our open board positions. The new deadline is Wednesday, August 3, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Do you want to help improve Canadian journalism? If so, join us! The CAJ board of directors is in need of representatives in Saskatchewan, Quebec and Toronto. We’re looking for people who are passionate about journalism and want to help our organization support journalists and advocate for their rights. Board members help free jailed journalists, fight for reporters’ rights nationwide, run Canada’s largest media diversity survey, offer mentorship to hundreds of young journalists, [...]

Call for nominations – Extended!2022-09-23T18:11:01-04:00

CAJ recognizes Canadian lawyers who vigorously defend media freedoms with 2021 Charles Bury Award

2022-08-25T18:42:34-04:00

MONTREAL, May 28, 2022 - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) has awarded the prestigious Charles Bury Award to the legends of Canadian lawyers who have generously provided pro-bono legal services to help uphold journalists’ rights to report on matters of significant public interest. “Over the past four decades, there have been dozens and dozens of lawyers who have answered late-night calls from CAJ presidents, who’ve gone above and beyond in their tireless support of the CAJ’s public-interest advocacy work,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “In a time when press freedom is under attack in Canada, this award pays homage [...]

CAJ recognizes Canadian lawyers who vigorously defend media freedoms with 2021 Charles Bury Award2022-08-25T18:42:34-04:00

Aastha Sethi wins Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship

2022-09-23T18:12:36-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that Aastha Sethi, a journalism student at the University of British Columbia, is this year’s winner of the CAJ-Investintech Data Journalism Scholarship. More information about Aastha and her award can be found on the investintech.com website. The CAJ thanks all applicants for taking the time to submit to this year’s scholarship and encourages it’s student members to consider applying next year. For full scholarship details see here. The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 1200 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy [...]

Aastha Sethi wins Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship2022-09-23T18:12:36-04:00

Announcing the Summer 2022 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns

2022-09-23T18:13:17-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Tamanna Khan and Mark Colley to the team. Both will work with the CAJ as post-secondary student interns for the summer semester. SInce joining the CAJ earlier this month, Khan and Colley have been busy,  helping produce engaging promotional materials for the CAJ’s upcoming national conference and awards gala. After the conference, they will be providing support with the launch of the CAJ’s new and improved website. Khan  is in her final year of the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University. Prior to starting at Carleton, she  worked as [...]

Announcing the Summer 2022 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns2022-09-23T18:13:17-04:00

CAJ offers free membership to Afghan journalists

2022-09-26T12:30:22-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) will be offering free membership for a period of up to three years to any Afghan journalist who left Afghanistan after May 1, 2021 and settled in Canada.  The CAJ has spoken up in the past about Canada’s obligation to support Afghan journalists, many of whom have risked their personal safety to help Canadian reporters bear witness and report safely during the Afghan conflict. We continue to work with several industry partners to urge the federal government to fulfill its promises and to do everything in its power to provide safe passage to those [...]

CAJ offers free membership to Afghan journalists2022-09-26T12:30:22-04:00

Out of sight, but not out of mind: Laying bare the RCMP’s efforts to evade public transparency

2022-10-18T17:33:58-04:00

For its persistent efforts to impede the free flow of information to the public, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the law enforcement category. The Mounties received an unprecedented double-citation from this year’s jury. The first citation was bestowed on the RCMP for their efforts to impede journalists from covering public opposition to the logging of an old-growth forest at Fairy Creek, on Vancouver Island. In particular, the jury took note of the RCMP’s efforts to obstruct journalists' access to [...]

Out of sight, but not out of mind: Laying bare the RCMP’s efforts to evade public transparency2022-10-18T17:33:58-04:00

Open letter to Ottawa Police regarding press freedom violations

2022-10-18T17:36:13-04:00

The CAJ is concerned about recent accounts of police interference with journalists reporting in Ottawa. The following is an open letter from CAJ president Brent Jolly to Ottawa Police Service Chief, Steve Bell. If you are a reporter in need of assistance, please reach out to us.  Dear Mr. Steve Bell, interim Ottawa Police Service Chief, I'm writing to you in my capacity as national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists with some concerns about clear violations of press freedoms that have been shared with me by journalists currently reporting from Ottawa.   As you are aware, journalists have been [...]

Open letter to Ottawa Police regarding press freedom violations2022-10-18T17:36:13-04:00

Much ado about something: Stratford City Council selected as 2021’s ‘Most Secretive’ municipal body

2022-10-18T17:01:46-04:00

Stratford City Council has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the municipal category. For more than two years, the Stratford City Council circumvented basic transparency measures as it held secret in-camera meetings and failed to properly report discussions and planning undertaken with Xinyi Canada Glass, the Canadian subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Xinyi Glass Holdings, to build a gigantic $400 million glass factory in the community.  According to documents provided to the jury, the city’s long-time mayor, Dan Mathieson, wrote to Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs [...]

Much ado about something: Stratford City Council selected as 2021’s ‘Most Secretive’ municipal body2022-10-18T17:01:46-04:00

CAJ: Student Press Freedom Act a ‘critical step’ to uphold freedom of expression

2022-10-18T17:38:45-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) applauds the outstanding efforts of a group of secondary school student journalists to make the Student Press Freedom Act (SPFA) law in British Columbia.  “In a time when institutions are increasingly throwing up roadblocks to prevent journalists, of all ages, from speaking truth to power, the spirit and intent of this bill is a critical step to upholding the fundamental rights to a free press and free expression that are embedded in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” said Brent Jolly, CAJ president.  The SPFA is the product of significant work led by Vancouver-based [...]

CAJ: Student Press Freedom Act a ‘critical step’ to uphold freedom of expression2022-10-18T17:38:45-04:00

Online hate is damaging journalists and democracy, according to a new report released by the CAJ and CJF

2022-10-18T17:43:08-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) have released “Poisoned Well,” the troubling findings of an industry roundtable on journalists and online hate.  “Freedom of the press is integral to a healthy democracy,” says Natalie Turvey, CJF President and Executive Director. “The online abuse suffered by too many journalists today goes well beyond critical discourse and, in many cases, harms their safety and well-being in the workplace. This report is a call to action to our industry, government officials and the broader Canadian public.”  The CAJ and Carleton University held the roundtable on Oct. 21, [...]

Online hate is damaging journalists and democracy, according to a new report released by the CAJ and CJF2022-10-18T17:43:08-04:00
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