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Ottawa Police Service recognized for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in Government Secrecy

The Ottawa Police Service has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the law enforcement category.  The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is being recognized for its complete and utter violation of both the spirit and intent...

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City of North Bay recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy  

The City of North Bay, Ont., has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the municipal category.  The city is being recognized because of repeated efforts to circumvent basic transparency and accountability measures exp...

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CAJ: Bell, we need to talk about all these layoffs  

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) condemns Bell Media for its decision to slash, without proper notice, more than 200 journalism jobs and support staff in radio and television operations across the country in the span of just over a week.  “These are dark, devastating days fo...

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Federal Cabinet recognized for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in Government Secrecy

The Federal Cabinet is the 2020 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the federal category. The Cabinet is recognized for suppressing public access to details about very large loans—at times amounting to billions of dollars—given to ...

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Call for applications: Journalist for CAJ northern representative seat

The CAJ board of directors is seeking to fill a vacancy on the board for a northern regional director position.  We’re looking for someone who is passionate about journalism and wants to help our organization support journalists and advocate for their rights. As a regional director, you ...

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30 top journalists to mentor CAJ members

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce the launch of our Mentorship Program.  Some of the best journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications across the country have stepped up to donate their time to mentor CAJ members. This January ...

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30 journalistes de renom pour mentor les membres de la CAJ

L’Association canadienne des journalistes (CAJ) est heureuse d’annoncer le lancement de son programme de mentorat 2021. Quelques-uns des meilleurs journalistes de la radio, de la télé, du numérique et de la presse écrite du pays ont accepté de donner de leur t...

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CAJ condemns Alberta’s efforts to discredit climate journalists

The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns all attempts by governments and third-party agencies to discredit the work journalists undertake to cover climate change in Canada.  Numerous journalistic bodies — including the Society of Environmental Journalists — are smeared in a...

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Health Reporting 102: Covering COVID in the second wave

***There are spots available for CAJ members to join the Zoom call and participate in this event. Register here for the link. *** In the past year, every journalist has become a health reporter. We all quickly learned our new COVID-19 beat, reporting on daily case numbers, public health measur...

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CAJ: IT IS EVERY JOURNALIST'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CALL OUT RACISM—EVEN IN THEIR OWN NEWSROOM

In the wake of the arbitration decision in the matter of CBC vs. CMG on behalf of journalist Ahmar Khan, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) calls on all Canadian newsrooms to guarantee that journalists can discuss and report on race and racism without reasonable fear of censure or repercu...

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