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

Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa was the keynote speaker at the 21st World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon that took place May 3, 2022.

The Awards Luncheon, held annually on UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day, was  a hybrid in-person and online event that will took place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Missed the event? Watch the recording.

July 1, 2022

World Press Freedom Canada condemns Philippines authorities’ order to shut down news site Rappler

OTTAWA - World Press Freedom Canada condemns the decision by Philippines authorities to order the shutdown of the news site, Rappler, which is led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria…
June 22, 2022

World Press Freedom Canada statement regarding the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission report

OTTAWA - World Press Freedom Canada strongly condemns the poor public communications of the RCMP and the federal government in the aftermath of the April 2020 shooting in Nova Scotia…
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