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ANNOUNCING THE 2019 CAJ AWARDS FINALISTS

OTTAWA, April 6, 2020 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to release the list of finalists for the 2019 CAJ Awards program. Congratulations and a hearty félicitations to all finalists. The original plan was to announce the recipients of each of the awards li...

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CAJ BOARD NOMINATIONS EXTENDED

The Canadian Association is extending the deadline for nominations for seats on the CAJ board of directors until May 1, 2020. Nominations are now open for the 2020-2022 term for the following seats: B.C. regional director Atlantic regional director Northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest T...

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COVID-19: TIPS & BEST-PRACTICES FOR JOURNALISTS

Canadian journalists are playing an essential role in keeping communities informed as the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to spread. The pandemic has hit every industry including Canadian media and the CAJ is striving to support journalists as best it can. We have collated some tips, resourc...

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CAJ CANCELS 2020 CONFERENCE IN MONTREAL

OTTAWA, March 16, 2020 /CNW/— The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is sad to announce that it is cancelling the upcoming national conference and changing the format of its in-person awards gala. The conference was scheduled to take place in Montreal from May 29-31. “Our top pri...

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2020 EU-CANADA YOUNG JOURNALIST FELLOWSHIP: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

  [Le texte en français suit le texte en anglais] OTTAWA, March 5, 2020 /CNW/—The European Union Delegation to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are thrilled to launch the 2020 edition of the European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship.  ...

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CANADA RAPIDLY LOSING MORAL AUTHORITY AFTER ARREST OF AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER

OTTAWA, March 4, 2020 /CNW/—If Canada's political leaders won’t stand up for journalists whose press-freedom rights are subject to the whims of the RCMP, they better prepare for some harsh criticism, and perhaps embarrassment, when Canada hosts the second instalment of the Canada-U.K. Gl...

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CODE OF SILENCE AWARD GOES TO POLICE IN 3 PROVINCES

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2020 /CNW/— The police forces in Sudbury, Windsor, Peterborough, Longueuil, Quebec City, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, and the Ontario Provincial Police share the distinction of winning the 2019 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in ...

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IN THE FIELD: REMEMBERING CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD

This In The Field piece was writen by the CAJ's post-secondary student intern, Conor McCarthy. Conor is a fourth-year student at the University of Ottawa. He has been previously been published in The National Post, The Guardian and the Ottawa Sun.  Journalist, author and well-kn...

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TOWN OF ERIN NAMED MOST SECRETIVE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN CANADA

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW/— The Town of Erin, Ont., is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of municipal government. The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expressi...

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CAJ LAUNCHES NATIONAL CONFERENCE BURSARY PROGRAM

Do you really, really want to attend this year's CAJ national conference in Montreal—but are on the fence because of a precarious financial situation?   The CAJ wants to help. That's why we’re pleased to launch our national conference bursary program for CAJ members who are la...

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