Defends freedom of the press

World Press Freedom Canada monitors press freedom issues nationally and globally. Our mission is to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and to advocate for freedom of expression. Through our activities, vigilance and relationships with like-minded organizations, we raise public awareness for the right of free expression, identify violations and pro-actively defend freedom of the press.

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.

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June 18, 2020

Ottawa should push for sanctions on Duterte, Philippines on Maria Ressa conviction, says World Press Freedom Canada

As host of the upcoming international conference on media freedom, Canada must oppose the autocratic assault on the free press, says WPFC president. OTTAWA (June 17, 2020) —  Politically motivated…
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April 30, 2020

Canadian leaders mark World Press Freedom Day 2020 – Les leaders canadiens soulignent la Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse 2020

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