Defends freedom of the press

World Press Freedom Canada monitors press freedom issues nationally and globally.


Our mission is to advocate for freedom of expression which culminates in an annual event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day.


Through our activities, vigilance and relationships with like-minded organizations, our board of directors and supporters:


  • Raise public awareness for the right of free expression

  • Identify violations

  • Pro-actively defend freedom of the press

Canadian leaders mark World Press Freedom Day 2020

February 23, 2021

Podcast: Big Digital Lies

Facts matter. In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addressing climate change. In any activity, it’s critical that we base our opinions on solid information. But the Internet is where…
February 3, 2021

March 15 Deadline for Press Freedom Award 2021 Nominations

OTTAWA - A deadline of March 15 for nominations for the 2021 World Press Freedom Canada award was announced today. The award honours a journalist or media organization for making…
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POSTPONED - World Press Freedom Day in Ottawa

World Press Freedom Canada holds an annual luncheon to mark UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day and honour award-winning journalists. The event was scheduled for May 5, but has been postponed until the fall due to COVID-19.