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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
AMCTO -- Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
AMCTO is the largest voluntary professional association and the leading professional development organization for the municipal sector in Ontario. AMCTO's Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) designation is the foremost professional ...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, and the government sector...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...

News Releases

Attorney General applies presumption of openness in Freedom of Information Act guidelines
2009-03-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today welcomed US Attorney General Eric Holderâ##s guidelines on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in which he breaks with the Bush Administrationâ##s stance of withholdi...
Barrett Brown case: 11 of 12 counts dismissed
2014-03-18
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders greets with relief federal prosecutors' decision to drop nearly all criminal charges against Barrett Brown, a contributor to The Guardian and Vanity Fair.
A climate of fear endangers press freedom
2009-02-14
Committee to Protect Journalists
Today, the greatest threats to freedom of the press are more insidious than a generation ago because they are intended to induce a climate of fear and self-censorship through systematic violence and e...
Federal government continues to receive failing grade on issue of free expression
2012-05-02
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
For the third straight year, the federal government received failing grades from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression in a report card on freedom of expression in Canada.
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
2015-10-17
Reporters without Borders
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada
2015-10-17
Reporters Without Borders
As federal elections will be held in Canada on October 19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reviews the evolution of freedom of the press and information during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tenure. ...
IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
2010-12-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
2013-11-06
Reporters without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
PEN International celebrates rights of all citizens to access information and truth
2012-05-02
PEN International
A statement by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee.
Sources welcomes OrangeWebsite
2011-03-16
OrangeWebsite
Sources welcomes a new member: OrangeWebsite. OrangeWebsite is an Icelandic web hosting service provider. Most of our clients are foreign journalists, bloggers, leakers and publishers.
WikiLeaks appeals for help as attacks are stepped up
2010-12-07
Wikileaks
As the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks comes under mounting cyber-attacks and as hosting companies continue to withdraw their services, it is appealing to its supporters around the world to create m...
Zimbabwe: One step forward, three steps back for freedom of information
2014-06-21
Reporters Without Borders
A decision by the Constitutional Court in favour of freedom of information should not overshadow the fact that three Zimbabwean news organizations have been raided by the police in the past few days.

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Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom
They Can't Stop the Movement
Lopez, Alfredo
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Aaron Swartz was a target of a deliberately vicious, sadistic government campaign in which the federal government wanted to make his pain an example to the entire progressive techie community. What's ...
Attorney General applies presumption of openness in Freedom of Information Act guidelines
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today welcomed US Attorney General Eric Holderâ##s guidelines on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in which he breaks with the Bush Administrationâ##s stance of withholdi...
Banamex v. Narco News Precedent Protects WikiLeaks, Too
Article
2010
Nacronews
The story – one that defines the times we live in - has been going on for a while now: State power (and that includes private-sector “states” such as corporations and commercial media organizations) c...
Barrett Brown case: 11 of 12 counts dismissed
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders greets with relief federal prosecutors' decision to drop nearly all criminal charges against Barrett Brown, a contributor to The Guardian and Vanity Fair.
Be inventive and patient
Dimitrova, Alexenia
Article
2012
ICIJ
Bulgarian investigative journalist and author Alexenia Dimitrova reveals how she uses Freedom of Information laws in several countries to uncover hidden secrets of the Cold War, how the imprisonment o...
Before Parliament Hill attack, RCMP got 3 warnings, reduced patrols
Documents show Mounties reduced patrols prior to shootings, despite 3 separate warnings
Beeby, Dean
Article
2015
CBCNews.ca
Mounties received at least three warnings of potential terrorist attacks on uniformed officers before last year's shootings on Parliament Hill, yet the RCMP wound down extra patrols around the parliam...
The Boy Who Could Change the World
Article
2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
Canada Should 'Get Tough' on Political Crimes, Say Watchdogs
Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.
Nutall, Jeremy J.
Article
2015
The Tyee
A new round of Conservative Party advertisements return to a familiar tough-on-crime refrain.
A climate of fear endangers press freedom
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Today, the greatest threats to freedom of the press are more insidious than a generation ago because they are intended to induce a climate of fear and self-censorship through systematic violence and e...
Content Magazine - Number 67
October 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 103
January 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 108
September/ October 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Copyright policies threaten internet use in Panama and Colombia
Rossini, Carolina
Article
2012
Electronic Frontier Foundation
After years of being one of the most progressive regions in the world in terms of balanced copyright policy, Latin America is unfortunately sliding into copyright maximalism, enacting increasingly res...
Dismantling Democracy
Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada
Article
2015
Voices-Voix
An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Sources
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
Article
2010
The Guardian
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
Freedom of information
Connexipedia Article
Article
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
Freedom of Information Legislation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Rules that guarantee access to data held by the state.
Freedom of Information Takes Another Hit in the United States
Keeping Americans Safe
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The United States is a land of ill-informed sheep and the home of a bunch of cowards — cowards in government who are afraid of the truth and the open debate over facts and ideas, and cowards among the...
The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
As federal elections will be held in Canada on October 19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reviews the evolution of freedom of the press and information during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tenure. ...
How to unearth public records: a global guide
Chavkin, Sasha
Article
2013
ICIJ
Among the most basic building blocks of powerful investigative reporting are public records – government documents that provide bulletproof evidence of anything from a change in water quality to the o...
IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
Information Terrorists?
The Vile Campaign Against Julian Assange and Wikileaks
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
CounterPunch
WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information. It needs to be clearly understood that th...
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Krotoski, Aleks
Article
2010
The Guardian
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Monsanto and Its Promoters vs. Freedom of Information
Nader, Ralph
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Next year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing gover...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under wa, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures incl...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
Recommendations on the right to be forgotten
a Quadrature du Net and Reporters Without Borders
Article
2014
On the problems for the protection of freedom of expression and the right to information posed by the right to be removed from search engine results and, more broadly, the right to be forgotten. Priva...
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.
The Truth Will Always Win
Assange, Julian
Article
2010
In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government". The swirling storm around WikiLeaks t...

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 67
October 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 103
January 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 108
September/ October 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Information Commissioner of Canada
Investigates complaints from people who believe they have been denied rights under the Access to Information Act # Canada's freedom of information legislation.


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