Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Articles by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

To mark Human Rights Day and in the name of press freedom, CJFE leads a coalition of more than a dozen media advocacy and human rights groups in calling on the Canadian government to honour their words to protect journalists by taking immediate action.

Police stand guard in front of Montreal city hall as anti-fascist groups stage a protest in Montreal, Canada, 4 March 2017, Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Members of the anti-immigration group Atalante caused a ruckus in the Montreal offices of Vice, entering unannounced wearing masks, making noise and throwing flyers in the newsroom.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.

A woman buys the final issue of The Cambodia Daily newspaper at a store along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 4, 2017. , REUTERS/Samrang Pring

IFEX members join 55 NGOs in an open call to the international community to reconvene the Paris Peace Conference in light of its 26th anniversary and worsening attacks on democracy in Cambodia.

Ghana President elect Nana Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party, smiles on being declared the winner of the presidential election in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016., Sunday Alamba / AP

34 NGOs call on the government of Ghana to ensure its citizens’ right to access to information.

The UN-HRC chamber, Geneva, Switzerland., Getty Images

A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX and 64 co-signatories at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste poses for a photograph in Kibati village, near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 7 August 2013, REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

With insurgency, rioting, wars and terrorist attacks growing at an alarming rate, members of the media who frequently report from points of conflict or cover riot or protest situations are in dire need of ways to stay safe in the field.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, 30 July 2017, REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

President Putin signed new legislation that Human Rights Watch notes will further “threaten privacy and secure communications on the internet and, in effect, make no digital communication in Russia safe from government interference.”