March 18, 2024

Award-winning Guardian U.S. journalist Margaret Sullivan to be keynote speaker at annual World Press Freedom Day Luncheon, May 2

Awards luncheon will also recognize winners of Press Freedom, Career Achievement, Student Achievement and International Editorial Cartoon Contest awards (OTTAWA, MARCH 18, 2024) World Press Freedom Canada is pleased to…
January 24, 2024

Nominations for 2024 Press Freedom, Career Achievement and Student Achievement awards now open

Awards recognize those who continually confront secrecy, defy intimidation, and overcome dangerous obstacles in their pursuit of truth. World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is pleased to announce that nominations for…
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December 18, 2023

Request for Proposal: Logo Design and Website Refresh for World Press Freedom Canada

World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is a non-profit organization that advocates for press freedom and monitors press freedom issues nationally and globally. WPFC’s mission is to raise public awareness for…
October 19, 2023

Statement regarding journalists killed in South Lebanon

World Press Freedom Canada extends our sympathy to the colleagues, friends and family of journalists killed in South Lebanon last week. We also hold in our thoughts those who have…
May 3, 2023

La Presse’s Larouche and Journalism for Human Rights’ Pulfer win 2023 Press Freedom Awards

Miraee, Iranian living in U.S., wins international editorial cartoon contest World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is delighted to announce La Presse’s Vincent Larouche as the winner of the 2023 Press…
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March 17, 2023

Anna Maria Tremonti and Irene Gentle to headline World Press Freedom Day luncheon May 3 to discuss online harassment and violence against female and marginalized journalists

World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is pleased to announce multi-award-winning journalist Anna Maria Tremonti will be the keynote speaker at its annual World Press Freedom Day luncheon in Ottawa on…
February 15, 2023

World Press Freedom Canada condemns Cambodia’s crackdown on independent media; calls for Government of Canada to rally global support for press freedom in Cambodia

World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is urging the Government of Canada and the international Media Freedom Coalition to take a strong stand condemning the Cambodian government’s shut-down of an important…
January 24, 2023

Nominations for 2023 Press Freedom, Spencer Moore awards now open

Awards recognize journalists who continually confront secrecy, defy intimidation, and overcome dangerous obstacles in their pursuit of truth World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is pleased to announce nominations for the…
November 15, 2022

Trust is earned – BBC’s editorial guidelines video

"Check and verify:" A powerful reminder of the difference between real journalism and whatever misinformation or disinformation may be presented as fact online. Journalists are held responsible for what they…
September 1, 2022

Open letter to PM Trudeau re: Online hate and harassment targeting journalists and journalism as a profession

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We are writing in relation to the increasing and alarming online hate and harassment targeting journalists and journalism as a profession. This is a global problem,…
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…
May 30, 2022

Unifor launches website to help journalists facing harassment

TORONTO – In the face of increasing harassment of journalists and media workers online, made worse by polarizing politics and the anonymity of social media, Unifor is launching a new…
May 5, 2022

21st World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon

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…
May 3, 2022

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Press Freedom Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Press Freedom Day: “Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we honour the many journalists here in Canada and…
May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Canada announces 2022 Press Freedom Award Winners

OTTAWA, ON, May 3, 2022 - Journalist Fatima Syed and Tai Huynh, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Local, have been declared joint winners of the 2022 Press Freedom Award by…
April 4, 2022

Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa keynote speaker at World Press Freedom Canada awards luncheon May 3

Tickets and sponsorships now available World Press Freedom Canada is proud to announce that Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa will be the keynote speaker at the 21st World Press…
February 20, 2022

Statement regarding assault and harassment of journalists covering protests

OTTAWA, FEB. 20, 2022 -- World Press Freedom Canada made the following statement today regarding the assault and harassment of journalists covering the convoy protests in downtown Ottawa and across…
February 3, 2022

Nominations now open for 2022 Press Freedom and Spencer Moore awards from World Press Freedom Canada

February 3, 2022, OTTAWA – World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is pleased to announce nominations for its 2022 Press Freedom Award are now open. The award honours a journalist or…
June 16, 2021

Submission from World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) to Treasury Board’s review of the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

June 2021 Please accept the following brief from World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) in response to the invitation from the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, president of the Treasury Board of Canada,…
June 16, 2021

Letter to the Prime Minister: Residential School Records

June 15, 2021 Right Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Prime Minister’s Office 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Via email: pm@pm.gc.ca Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: We write…
June 1, 2021

WPFC Calls for RCMP to Respect Press Freedom at Fairy Creek Protest

World Press Freedom Canada is calling on the RCMP and the federal and provincial governments to ensure that the rights of journalists are respected as they cover protests and arrests…
May 26, 2021

Letter to the Prime Minister: Action to protect press freedom in Belarus

By Email May 26, 2021 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister: We are writing you as organizations committed…
May 3, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: Nathan VanderKlippe, Sarah Cox Win Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, May 3, 2021— Nathan VanderKlippe, The Globe and Mail’s China correspondent, and Sarah Cox, investigative reporter with The Narwhal, have been declared co-winners of the 2021 Press Freedom Award…
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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November 17, 2020

Half the Story is Never Enough: Threats Facing Women Journalists

This November 17, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), World Press Freedom Canada and Journalists for Human Rights are proud to launch a unique collection of papers written by women…
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August 24, 2020

Growing Threats to Media Freedom. Democracy Under Assault.

RECORDED WEBINAR: from September 15, 2020 10:30 am (ET)   Hosted by:  Press Freedom Canada. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is partnering with us for the event, which is sponsored…
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…
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

April 30, 2020

Arash Ekramifar of Iran is the Grand Prize winner in 20th International Editorial Cartoon Competition

The 20th International Editorial Cartoon Competition had the theme Pulling the plug on social media. We received more than 300 cartoons from 31 countries. Grand prize winner Arash Ekramifar has…