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CAJ CALLS FOR OVERHAUL OF CANADA'S INFORMATION LAW

OTTAWA / Sept. 28,, 2019 / CNW — As 2019 Right to Know Week falls in the middle of a federal campaign, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) calls on all federal parties, once again, to overhaul Canada’s broken Access to Information law—change that’s been promised and...

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CAJ VANCOUVER SEEKING JOURNALISTS FOR LOCAL CHAPTER

The CAJ board of directors is seeking journalists in Vancouver that may be interested in starting a local chapter of CAJ members. There are now over 50 journalists in the Metro Vancouver area holding active CAJ membership. As such, the area qualifies to have one member sit on the CAJ’s board o...

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CAJ MANITOBA: EXERCISING RIGHTS UNDER FIPPA

Right to Know How: Exercising Your Rights Under FIPPA Access to information provides individuals with knowledge to address public issues, scrutinize government and become active participants in the democratic process. In Manitoba, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAJ INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The CAJ is seeking a post-secondary student intern to work with the CAJ board of directors and other journalists. The internship will run from September 23 to December 15, 2019.  This opportunity is open exclusively to post-secondary students who can use the internship prog...

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CODE OF SILENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Center for Free Expression, News Media Canada, and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for the 2019 Code of Silence awards for outstanding achievement in government secrecy. The awards are given in each of the four c...

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CAJ CONDEMNS ACTIONS AGAINST FEMALE REPORTERS

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The CAJ strongly condemns the actions of the officials who became physically aggressive with APTN reporters in recent weeks.  In one case, occurring on July 11, the communications director for Peguis First Nation, Dwayne Bird, grabbed APTN prod...

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CAJ RESPONDS TO JOURNALISM PANEL'S RECOMMENDATIONS

OTTAWA / July 18, 2019 / CNW — The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is encouraged by several outcomes of the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts, though the panel's final report does fall short on some of our priorities.   The CAJ’s appointe...

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CAJ RESPONDS TO CLIMATE CRISIS ACTION PLAN

OTTAWA / June 19, 2019 / CNW — The Canadian Association of Journalists recognizes that the urgency of climate change, and the public’s right to know about how governments respond to an important national conversation, requires news organizations to rethink their best practices on climate...

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CAJ SUPPORTS MMIWG INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA

OTTAWA / June 11, 2019 / CNW—Today, on the anniversary of Canada’s apology to residential school survivors, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) accepts and supports the calls to justice for media as issued in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Wo...

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CAJ NAMES ESTHER ENKIN TO JOURNALISM PANEL AFTER GOVERNMENT AGREES TO TRANSPARENCY MEASURES

OTTAWA / June 4, 2019 / CNW—Officials from the Department of Canadian Heritage have agreed to one of the CAJ’s key transparency requests for the government’s proposed Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts that will review definitions and criteria that will offer...

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