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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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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…
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April 30, 2020

Kenneth Jackson of APTN awarded 2020 Press Freedom Award

https://youtu.be/YDd0X2kFkN0 Kenneth Jackson of APTN on winning the 2020 Press Freedom Award The winner of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) 2020 Press Freedom Award is Kenneth Jackson,…
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February 23, 2020

Call for submissions – 20th World Press Freedom international editorial cartoon competition

Here are the rules and regulations: 1. The theme for the 20th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: Pulling the plug on social media After a facing backlash over the publication…
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February 19, 2020

Nominations open for 2020 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public’s right to know, or by legal manoeuvres or political…
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October 1, 2019

To Fight Fake News, Become Your Own Editor

This blog post originally appeared on the Canadian Committee for UNESCO website on September 3, 2019. You can find the original post here A number of recent studies have revealed…
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April 9, 2019

Celebrating World Press Freedom Day May 2 in Ottawa

OTTAWA, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom will hold its annual luncheon on May 2 to mark UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day and honour award-winning journalists What: Twenty first…
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March 4, 2019

Hard truths + fake news: A timely boot camp

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication   HARD TRUTHS + FAKE NEWS  A timely boot camp for users of democracy and defenders…
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March 4, 2019

19th International Editorial Cartoon Competition

The theme for the 19th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: Open season on journalists 2018 was one of the worst years for the number of journalists killed while doing their…
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February 5, 2019

Nominations open for 2019 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public's right to know, or by legal…
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November 2, 2018

CCWPF brief on Access to Information Act legislation

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom submitted this brief on Bill C-58, legislation to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, which is currently before the Senate's…
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September 21, 2018

When the Cops Come Calling: An Expert Workshop for Journalists

A couple of cops just walked into the newsroom wanting to talk to you about where you got your story. What are your rights as a journalist? You’re on the…
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June 25, 2018

CCWPF condemns criminal charges against Aylmer Express publisher, reporter

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom condemns the criminal charges brought against Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston and reporter/editor Brett Hueston. The OPP’s decision to charge the publisher and…
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March 28, 2018

Event: Does the state have any business in the newsrooms of the nation?

The Feb. 27 federal budget pledged $10 million a year for five years to support local news media. That was $10 million too much, according to some. Others say not…
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March 24, 2018

20th Annual World Press Freedom Day awards luncheon

Greetings from the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) We invite you to join us at the 20th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon. Join journalists, politicians, academics,…
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March 3, 2018

18th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition

Here are the rules and regulations: 1. The theme for the 18th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: The high price of a free press Press freedom around the world is…
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February 4, 2018

Nominations now open for 2018 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2018 - Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public's right to know, or…
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January 19, 2018

CCWPF statement on the death of Charles Morrow

OTTAWA - With great sadness, the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom mourns the death of our friend and colleague, Charles Morrow, who succumbed to cancer on Monday, January 15.…
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May 5, 2017

CBC Saskatchewan, La Presse journalists share Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - CBC Saskatchewan's Geoff Leo and Paul Dornstauder together with Patrick Lagacé and his newspaper La Presse will be honoured as co-winners of the 19th …
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March 15, 2017

2017 World Press Freedom Awards Luncheon

Greetings from the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) We invite you to join us at the 19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon.  Join journalists, politicians, academics,…
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February 8, 2017

Nominations now open for the 17th international editorial cartoon competition

1. The theme for the 17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: F for fake Yesterday a global network with libertarian accents, has the Internet become a threat to democracies? Corporate-funded…
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December 6, 2016

Nominations now open for 2017 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

Press release Celebrate and reward journalistic freedom. Nominations are now open for the 2017 CCWPF Press Freedom Award. Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been…
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August 29, 2015

CCWPF Condemns Conviction Of Fahmy, Greste And Mohamed

OTTAWA – The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) condemns the conviction of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Australian colleague Peter Greste and Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed in connection for…