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Arrested Canadian journalists: CAJ letter to Canada’s Public Safety Minister

2022-11-16T19:26:56-05:00

The CAJ is extremely concerned about two Canadian journalists, Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano, who were illegally arrested on Nov. 19 and remain in custody three days later. The CAJ demands their immediate release, the return of their belongings, and for the RCMP to drop all charges.   More than 40 news outlets and press freedom organizations have signed on to the below letter, calling for Canada’s public safety minister to take immediate steps to investigate and correct the RCMP’s actions and to ensure that going forward, journalists’ right to report will be protected. Dear Minister Mendicino, As we write this [...]

Arrested Canadian journalists: CAJ letter to Canada’s Public Safety Minister2022-11-16T19:26:56-05:00

CAJ calls for immediate release of arrested journalists reporting from Wet’suwet’en

2022-11-16T19:32:34-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) demands the RCMP immediately release award-winning photojournalist Amber Bracken and documentarian Michael Toledano from police custody with their belongings. The two were illegally arrested by RCMP officers late yesterday afternoon while reporting on the construction of a contentious natural gas pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia.   “As was the case this past summer in Fairy Creek, and several other instances before it, the RCMP has gone outside the law in its efforts to prevent the press from covering events taking place in the public interest. It is an absolute disgrace,” said Brent [...]

CAJ calls for immediate release of arrested journalists reporting from Wet’suwet’en2022-11-16T19:32:34-05:00

Open letter to the RCMP about press freedom concerns in Wet’suwet’en Territory

2022-11-16T19:31:13-05:00

The CAJ is very concerned about recent accounts of police interference with journalists reporting from Wet'suwet'en. The following is an open letter from CAJ president Brent Jolly to the B.C. RCMP. If you are reporting from the ground and need assistance, please reach out.  Dear Dawn (Roberts), Chris (Manseau), Madonna (Saunderson), and Janelle (Shoihet), I hope this note finds you well. I'm writing to you in my capacity as national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists with some concerns about possible violation of press freedoms that have been shared with me by journalists currently reporting from Wet’suwet’en and surrounding [...]

Open letter to the RCMP about press freedom concerns in Wet’suwet’en Territory2022-11-16T19:31:13-05:00

Online attacks against Canadian journalists are steadily rising, IPSOS poll says

2022-11-17T12:47:56-05:00

The results are in and they are, sadly, what we expected: Canadian journalists are increasingly under attack online The first-ever Canadian survey of online harassment against journalists and media professionals shows that attacks are on the rise and having serious repercussions on both individuals and the industry as a whole. The results of the Ipsos survey were shared with participants at the #NotOK — Stand Up for Journalism and Democracy virtual forum, a two-day event hosted by CBC/Radio-Canada and attended by journalists and media professionals from across the country.  The survey finds that: Harassment is prevalent and pervasive: 72 per [...]

Online attacks against Canadian journalists are steadily rising, IPSOS poll says2022-11-17T12:47:56-05:00

CAJ joins international coalition against online violence

2022-11-17T13:07:52-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce it is joining the Coalition Against Online Violence effective immediately.  As a member of the coalition, the CAJ will work with journalism organizations around the world to identify solutions for the ongoing problem of online abuse and harassment faced, in particular, by female journalists and journalists of colour.  The CAJ is the first Canada-specific journalism organization to be accepted as a member of the coalition.  “Joining this esteemed group of collaborators re-emphasizes the CAJ’s ongoing commitment to its members to effectively translate words into actions that support the safety and [...]

CAJ joins international coalition against online violence2022-11-17T13:07:52-05:00
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