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- Internet Ungovernance Forum (August 28, 2014)
Internet Ungovernance Forum is for those of us who demand free, secure, and open internet for the people! We're organizing the Internet Ungovernance Forum September 4-5 for people who demand that fundamental freedoms, openness, unity and net neutral
- IFJ Welcomes Release of US Journalist Theo Curtis in Syria (August 28, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists today joined its affiliates in the US in welcoming the release of Theo Curtis, the American journalist who was released on Sunday 24 August in Syria, while voicing concern for the safety of many others
- Turkey, enemy of the Internet? (August 28, 2014)
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turkey and to argue that respect for this freedom
- Several journalists attacked while covering Freedom March in Pakistan (August 28, 2014)
Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets have been attacked while covering the Freedom March
- TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh (August 28, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.
- ClimateFast Hosts Cross-Country Unicyclist in Toronto on 5,000km Ride for Climate Action (August 24, 2014)
Joseph Boutilier nears Parliament Hill on homestretch of ride from Victoria BC
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for July 2014 (August 19, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending July 31, 2014, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.11 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $109.0 billion or 10.9%
- DAM LINE 9! Concert! Saturday Afternoon August 9 (August 9, 2014)
Blockaders have arranged for Tunes Against the Tar Sands to take place from 5pm until 7:30 pm Saturday, August 9. Activists Have Confirmed Several Musical Acts to Play Show at Blockade Site.
- In Azerbaijan, media watchdog raided, equipment confiscated (August 9, 2014)
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to stop harassing the Baku-based media freedom group Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety.
- Strategies for digital realities showcased at International Newsroom Summit (August 9, 2014)
World Editors Forum is teaming up with Online News Association for 13th International Newsroom Summit in Amsterdam in October, which will focus on synchronizing print and digital cultures to ensure growth in audience, engagement and loyalty
- New Behind-the-Scenes Video: Airship Flight Over the NSA Data Center (August 9, 2014)
The Internet's Own Boy Director Brian Knappenberger Releases Short Doc as Senate Introduces New Reform Bill
- 40 people stage die-in in front of Israeli consulate in Toronto - Friday August 8, 8:30 am (August 7, 2014)
Canadians call on government to end weapons sales to Israel. At least 40 people are disrupting rush hour traffic on one of Torontos busiest roads this morning in protest against Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip.
- Bangladesh Journalist attacked with harpoon at home (August 7, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in condemning the attack on journalist Nasrul Anwar on August 2.
- IFJ expresses concern for Afghanistans media after spate of threats and attacks (August 7, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Afghanistan Independent Journalist Association (AIJA) in expressing concern over a series of recent threats and intimidations issued at journalists
- China Deprives Uyghur Prisoner Right to Legal Counsel (August 7, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned that undue political pressure has been applied to a defence lawyer to make her withdraw from defending a Uyghur scholar accused of separatism.
- 13 Journalists Killed in Gaza: Palestinian Protest Rally Demands End Attacks (August 7, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), to express its outrage and condemnation at the 13 media workers who have to date been killed in the Gaza region.
- Palestinian media death toll reaches 13 (August 7, 2014)
12 Palestinian journalists and one media worker have been killed since the start of Operation Protective Edge.
- Enraged hacker resorts to aggressive methods against French journalist and website (August 7, 2014)
Gregory Chelli, a French hacker living in the Israeli city of Ashdod, has been using extraordinarily aggressive methods to harass Benoît le Corre, a journalist with the French news website Rue89
- Community radio hosts 12-year-old son killed in shooting (August 7, 2014)
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquenses founder and presenter, Indalecio Benítez Mondragón, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benítezs car at the entrance to the community radio station, located in his home
- Jail terms for defaming officials online under new law (August 7, 2014)
Madagascars National Assembly has quietly adopted a cybercrime law that provides for prison sentences for anyone insulting or defaming a state representative online. Debated and passed without anyone knowing
- Media Advisory: Emergency Rally at TSX today - Imperial Metals Mount Polley Tailings Spill (August 7, 2014)
In response to the devastating Mount Polley Imperial Metals tailings spill in the Secwepemc Territory in BC earlier this week, Secwepemc Women Warrior Society Member Kanahus Manuel and allies are gathering at the Toronto Stock Exchange to voice
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day 2014 (August 6, 2014)
From Despair to Hope: Preventing Catastrophic Harm marks the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday August 6, 2014 (Hiroshima Day) at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall.
- DAM LINE 9! Occupation of Line 9 Construction Site Begins (August 5, 2014)
Individuals from affected communities throughout south-western Ontario have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline. Activists stopped the work this morning, asserting that Line 9 poses a danger to people, animals, land, and water
- Toronto's Mayor for Peace (August 5, 2014)
The 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be marked in Toronto in the midst of a municipal election. Toronto, a member of Mayors for Peace since 1983, is part of a global movement of solidarity between cities working
- Scholarship recipient announced (August 5, 2014)
The Canada Safety Council is very pleased to announce Ellie Donohue-Miller of St. Catharines, ON, as the 2014 recipient of the Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship.
- New Stops Planned for Toronto, Kingston, on 5,000km Unicycle Ride for Climate Action (August 4, 2014)
Joseph Boutilier returns to Canada for home stretch to the Nations Capital
- Eighth Journalist Killed in Gaza: Israel Must Answer for Crimes (August 3, 2014)
Two Palestinian journalists were killed while reporting in a market in Gaza yesterday an appalling incident which means eights journalists have now lost their lives since the Israeli bombardment of the region began nearly one month ago.
- Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case (August 3, 2014)
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
- Two journalists among 17 killed in Israeli raid on Gaza market (August 3, 2014)
Two Palestinian journalists were killed July 30 in an Israeli air raid on a crowded market in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood, east of Gaza City.
- Palestinian Journalist and Teenage Daughter are Latest Victims of Israeli Attacks (August 3, 2014)
International Federation of Journalists has issued a renewed demand for safety and freedom of journalists in Gaza to be upheld following news of todays latest media violations, including the killing of a Palestinian journalist and his daughter
- Pro-democracy website closed amid claims of commercial pressure and threats (August 3, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned about press freedom in Hong Kong after a pro-democracy news website was suddenly closed.
- RWB Americas correspondents voice support for colleague Dina Meza, still threatened in Honduras (August 3, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders correspondents in the Americas have written to the Honduran authorities urging them to finally provide protection to RWBs correspondent in Honduras, journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza
- IFJ condemns dismissal of respected Indian journalist and activist (August 3, 2014)
Condemning the illegal dismissal of respected union leader Geetartha Pathak from the Assam Bani
- Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist (August 3, 2014)
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into Afghanistan without complete documentation.
- IFJ and SAMSN condemn threats to Sri Lankan journalist (August 3, 2014)
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) join Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in strongly condemning death threats issued to Sunil Jayasekara, convener of Free Media Movement
- SAMSN 2014: Impunity, Gender and Digital Safety key focus areas for South Asia (August 3, 2014)
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), a network of IFJ affiliates and partners in the region, in its commitment to work towards ending the environment of impunity and minimizing attacks
- National Press Club awardee held for past 18 months in Bahrain (August 3, 2014)
Call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan
- Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities (August 3, 2014)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a US federal appeals court to block record labels' attempt to thwart federal law in Capitol v. Vimeoa case that could jeopardize free speech and innovation
- Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF's Privacy Badger (August 3, 2014)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.
- Hunger strike launched by Grassy Narrows mercury survivor at Queens Park (July 29, 2014)
A former Grand Chief of Treaty 3 and respected Grassy Narrows Elder is launching a hunger strike at Queens Park today to demand justice for mercury survivors. Steve Fobister Sr., a leader in the fight for indigenous rights and mercury justice
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 4th- 10th, 2014 (July 28, 2014)
Torontos Hiroshima Day Coalition presents FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE: PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC HARM to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday August 6, 2014 (Hiroshima Day) at Nathan Phillips Square
- Israeli Forces Must Be Held accountable for Attacks on Journalists in Gaza, says IFJ (July 27, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined increasing international calls for the Israeli government and its forces to be held accountable for the atrocities that are being carried out against journalists covering events in Gaza.
- IFJ urges Facebook to reject outside influence (July 27, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges social media platform Facebook to uphold freedom of expression and say no to outside influence, after many Hong Kong account holders expressed anger at perceived interference.
- Grassy Narrows exposes government neglect of mercury survivors (July 27, 2014)
Thirty Grassy Narrows First Nation people will travel 1,800 km to Toronto to demand justice for mercury poisoning survivors, clean water, and respect for indigenous rights.
- London, Ontario peace and human rights advocates occupy office of Conservative MP (July 25, 2014)
Five London peace and human rights advocates are now occupying the office of the Conservative MP for London North Centre.
- Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24 (July 24, 2014)
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza
- Freedom and Safety of Journalists in Gaza Must be Upheld, says IFJ (July 20, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists has demanded that Israeli forces respect the rights of journalists in Gaza and has issued a renewed appeal for journalists in the region to take all necessary safety precautions.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for June 2014 (July 17, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending June 30, 2014, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.1 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $100.3 billion or 10.0%
- Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist for four years (July 17, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in its criticism of the harsh prison sentence imposed on TV journalist Faizullah Khan and is demanding the Afghan government immediately review
- Six Nations and allies Interrupt work on Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline (July 17, 2014)
Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridges Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began around 10am Thursday morning. Individuals involved asked workers to leave.
- canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show (July 16, 2014)
Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 21st annual canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show taking place from Friday, August 8 to Saturday, August 9, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
- European Court rules against Turkey in case brought by two journalists (July 11, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders hails European Court of Human Rights ruling that Turkey violated the rights of two journalists, Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, by keeping them in pre-trial detention for more than a year
- Five journalists get ten-year jail terms in Burma for violating state secrets (July 11, 2014)
In the latest in a series of reverses for media freedom in Burma, a court in the central region of Magway today sentenced five newspaper journalists to ten years in prison with hard labour on charges of violating state secrets.
- IFJ Strongly Condemns Killing of Palestinian Media Worker Hamid Shihab (July 11, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian media worker Hamid Shibab in Gaza on Wednesday 9 July.
- IFJ urges Chinas media regulator to withdraw new rules (July 11, 2014)
International Federation of Journalists urges Chinas major media regulator to withdraw new rules which will interfere with journalists right to work and prevent media workers from properly exercising their duties to report in the public interes
- Sri Lanka muzzles NGOs and bans media-related activities (July 11, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) and Free Media Movement (FMM) in condemning the decision of the Sri Lankan government to ban civil society non-governmental organisations
- IFJ and FAJ Give Support to Palestinian Journalists (July 11, 2014)
A declaration in support of Palestinian journalists.
- Grassy Narrows fight for rights and against clearcut logging continues despite legal setback at Supreme Court (July 11, 2014)
The leadership and members of Grassy Narrows are disappointed by todays Supreme Court of Canada decision refusing to recognize the special role that the federal government has in protecting our Treaty 3 from provincial and corporate actions.
- Morocco Must Focus on Media Reform, not Attacking Women Journalists (July 3, 2014)
The Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for the Moroccan government to promote press freedom and protect journalists in the country.
- Intimidation and Violence Against Palestinian Journalists Must End Now (July 3, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) to condemn a brutal attack by Israeli forces on a Palestinian TV crew in Shufat Refugee Camp, near Jerusalem.
- Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter (July 3, 2014)
Connexions is pleased to announce the publication of Other Voices, the new bi-weekly Connexions newsletter.
- Achieve Professional Competence (June 30, 2014)
In the next weeks I will be focusing on each of the 10 leadership principles I learned as an officer in the army. This the first of these principles.
- Beijing Police launch another online crackdown over APEC summit (June 28, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Board of Governors of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group to defend peoples right to free speech during the upcoming APEC meetings in Beijing.
- Steady erosion of media rights as Thai military tightens its grip (June 28, 2014)
The IFJ is deeply concerned about reports of increasing control by the Thailand Military Junta over news and information on radio, television, printed and online media.
- Tribute to EFJ co-founder Antonio Velluto (June 28, 2014)
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has paid tribute to its co-founder, Mr. Antonio Velluto, who has passed away on Tuesday, 24 June, in Milan at the age of 81.
- Mahjoub marks 14 years of being jailed without charge in Canada (June 28, 2014)
A Toronto father of two and refugee from Egypt, Mohammad Mahjoub is marking 14 years of his detention without charge. Mr. Mahjoub is held under a security certificate, a highly criticized part of the immigration law that allows the government
- IFIC Welcomes New Members (June 25, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada and WhiteHaven Securities Inc. have joined IFIC as members, effective June 25, 2014.
- Politically-orchestrated trial ends in long jail terms (June 23, 2014)
In a sign of the Egyptian regimes increasingly totalitarian nature, a Cairo court today passed sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Adel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.
- IFJ Condemns Sentences Given to Al Jazeera English Journalists (June 23, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined the world community to condemn todays verdict by a Cairo court in the case involving journalists from Al Jazeera English
- IFJ deplores cyber attack on pro-democracy news websites (June 23, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the massive cyber attack on a Hong Kong media group, which was clearly aimed at suppressing press freedom.
- Manoeuvre around obstacles and resistance (June 23, 2014)
Too often I find myself trying to take on an obstacle or resistance head on. I could be trying to convince one of my daughters that she should follow my (brilliant) advice. Or I could be in a meeting with a prospect or client. I also know that this
- Jailed and on trial for reporting human rights violations in Saudi Arabia (June 21, 2014)
Waleed Abu Al-Khair, a human rights lawyer who has been held since April, is being tried on a range of charges that include preparing, storing and transmitting information that undermines public order and violating Saudi Arabias cyber-crime
- UN body urged to take position on export of surveillance material (June 21, 2014)
As the UN Human Rights Council continues its 26th session and a panel discussion is held today on corporate social responsibility, Reporters Without Borders urges the council to promote the adoption of clear and binding rules on online surveillance
- Zimbabwe: One step forward, three steps back for freedom of information (June 21, 2014)
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.
- A Walk for Mother Earth sets off from Kanehsatake (June 21, 2014)
A Walk for Mother Earth aims to draw attention, both provincially and nationally, to the serious environmental impacts of oil sands pipelines sprawling from Alberta to different corners of North America.
- IFIC Congratulates New Superintendent of Financial Institutions (June 20, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) issued a statement today congratulating Jeremy Rudin on his appointment as Canadas new superintendent of financial institutions.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for May 2014 (June 17, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month of May 2014, the Assets Under Management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.08 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $82.9 billion or 8.3%.
- Practise for the vital moment of truth (June 16, 2014)
Any mission-critical function or task can and should be analyzed and improved in this manner, both in terms of the process and in its actual execution. We must learn from the cat, and practise before the real game.
- Downtown East residents and community organizations say, TAVIS is not welcome in our neighbourhood (June 16, 2014)
Residents & community organizations held a press conference to demand an end to police sweeps in Downtown East, to stop police harassment of those who live here and to let the police know they are not going to let them roam the streets with impunity
- National Day of Action Against Bill C36: Criminalization Costs Sex Workers Lives (June 16, 2014)
Across Canada, sex worker groups, along with organizations and individuals that support human rights and women's rights, are gathering to denounce the Conservative government's proposed bill (C36) to re-criminalize sex work.
- One-Wheel Climate Ride Rolls Into Winnipeg (June 14, 2014)
Cross-Canada Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Approaches Halfway Mark in Manitoba
- Adjust structures and organizations to the evolving mission and situation (June 9, 2014)
How many organizations are still working within a framework that is no longer relevant to its new reality?
- Third AAWH Congress: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports - Call for Papers (June 8, 2014)
Third AAWH Congress: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports. Call for papers, deadline 1 October 2014
- Young Nova Scotian Peacemaker heads to Sarajevo for international conference (June 4, 2014)
(Antigonish) A young peacemaker from Nova Scotia is on her way to attend an international peace conference this week. Margaret Skabar is a 21-year old student from Antigonish and will be attending Sarajevo Peace Event 2014. The conference is taki
- Torontos Annex Chess Club kicks off Summer tournament (June 2, 2014)
Annex Chess Club in Toronto is kicking off the Celebrate Summer chess tournament on June 2. Over 50 Toronto chess players are expected for the event, which runs at a pace of one game per week for five weeks.
- Sex workers decry government consultation on prostitution (June 2, 2014)
Maggies Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, along with sex workers and other experts, question the legitimacy of the federal government online consultation around prostitution in Canada.
- Jailed immigrants begin historic boycott of Detention Reviews (June 2, 2014)
Immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene and Torontos Metro West Detention Centre are starting a historical month-long boycott of their detention reviews
- Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya (June 2, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on 29 May.
- Newspaper editor gunned down on Benghazi street (June 2, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders condemns in the strongest terms newspaper editor Muftah Bu Zeids murder in Benghazi. Gunmen in a car shot Zeid three times in the head and abdomen shortly after he got out of his own car.
- When media bosses censor their own journalists (June 2, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the censorship of Suelte la lengua (Talk freely), a programme that Canal 6 TV has not broadcast since 15 May without any explanation from its CEO, Paul Misselem.
- Another journalist murdered in Honduras, no end to violence in sight (June 2, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that community radio journalist Hernán Cruz Barnica was murdered near Dulce Nombre, a town in the western department of Copán, on the evening of 28 May.
- IFJ Condemns Israeli Forces Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers (June 2, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, al Ayyam, Wednesday 28 May.
- Free Speech Groups Issue New Guide to the International Necessary & Proportionate Principles (June 2, 2014)
EFF and ARTICLE 19 Urges Governments to Preserve Fundamental Freedoms in the Age of Mass Surveillance
- Electronic Frontier Foundationto Court: There's No Doubt the Government Destroyed NSA Spying Evidence (June 2, 2014)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal court today that there was no doubt that the government has destroyed years of evidence of NSA spying the government itself has admitted to it in recent court filings.
- Naturopathic doctor Lise Alschuler to receive first-ever honorary degree from CCNM (May 21, 2014)
Naturopathic doctor Lise Alschuler will be the first individual in CCNMs thirty-six year history to receive an honorary bachelor of naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine at its 34th convocation ceremony tomorrow.
- CCNM Confers First-ever Bachelor of Naturopathy Degrees at 34th Annual Convocation (May 21, 2014)
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) will honour its 2014 graduating class at the Colleges 34th convocation on Thursday, May 22, at the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2014 (May 16, 2014)
IFIC announces that for the month of April 2014, the Assets Under Management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.07 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $71.3 billion or 7.1%.
- Province-wide fundaiser continues despite the rain (May 15, 2014)
ADCO Kids Helping Kids Walkathon in support of children's hospitals continues despite rainy weather. Across Ontario, the staff and children at licensed child care centres are walking to raise funds for Ontario's four regional children's hospitals.
- Long jail terms for three bloggers (May 14, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawis sentence for insulting Islam was increased by a Jeddah criminal court on appeal
- Supreme Court to hear Grassy Narrows legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging (May 14, 2014)
On May 15 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining licenses on a vast tract of Treaty 3 lan
- Learn How Naturopathic Medicine Helps with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (May 14, 2014)
In conjunction with Naturopathic Medicine Week, which runs from May 12-18, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is presenting a special information session on Naturopathic Approaches to C
- Boutilier crosses Alberta border on 5,000km unicycle trek for climate action (May 13, 2014)
Victoria-to-Ottawa unicycle ride passes first provincial milestone
- A crisis requires leadership, not just managing image and public relations (May 12, 2014)
When a crisis strikes, you cant just manage in the normal manner, you also have to exercise effective crisis leadership. Too often executives see their role during a crisis as managing the organizations image and communicating with the public t
- EFF Demands Release of More Secret Surveillance Court Rulings (May 9, 2014)
In a continuing campaign to uncover the government's secret interpretations of the surveillance laws underlying the National Security Agency (NSA)'s spying programs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed another lawsuit
- Karen Stintz on Leaning In - politics, family, and work-life balance (May 9, 2014)
Toronto mayoral candidate, Karen Stintz, joins the growing list of influential speakers for Lean In Toronto chapter events. Karen Stintz will discuss her political journey and participate in a question and answer period
- Semaine nationale de la sécurité sur la route : Mettez toutes les chances de votre côté (May 8, 2014)
À l'occasion de la Semaine nationale de la sécurité sur la route, qui se déroulera cette année du 13 au 19 mai, le Conseil canadien de la sécurité cherche à sensibiliser la population au fait qu'un nombre disproportionné de collisions et de
- National Road Safety Week: Put the Odds on Your Side (May 8, 2014)
This National Road Safety Week, May 13 19, the Canada Safety Council is aiming to raise awareness that vulnerable road users make up a disproportionate amount of traffic collisions and deaths, most of which are entirely avoidable.
- Canadian Women Voice Concern: Imminent Threat of War (May 5, 2014)
The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is gravely concerned about a growing threat of a war between NATO and Russia both of which are powerfully armed with nuclear weapons. We have deep concern for the Ukrainian people who are suffering and dying
- Crises can be prevented and mitigated by take-charge leadership before they occur (May 5, 2014)
The best time to prevent or mitigate a crisis is, not surprisingly, before it occurs. Most crises are smouldering, which means that they develop slowly but become apparent suddenly, just like a slow-burning fire that erupts into a conflagration seem
- EFF Urges Appeals Court to Reconsider Dangerous Copyright Ruling (April 29, 2014)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to order Google to take down the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video while a copyright lawsuit is pending.
- Nine news providers arrested on charge of inciting violence (April 29, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the arrests of a total of nine journalists and bloggers at the end of last week on a charge of inciting violence.
- Judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers continues (April 29, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the five-year jail sentences that a court passed today on the photographer Hussain Hubail and the cyber-activist Jassim Al-Nuaimi. Seven other activists received similar sentences.
- Win Tins fight for press freedom and democracy goes on (April 29, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of information.
- Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net, partners against online surveillance and censorship (April 29, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net have joined forces to create and maintain 250 additional relays for the Tor network.
- New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ (April 29, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the country last week.
- Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ (April 29, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on Sunday 27 April.
- IFJ Conference Agrees Declaration to Stand Up Against Hate Speech (April 29, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) gathered journalists, academics, and freedom of expression experts together today for a conference onf Media, Armed Conflict and Hate Speech in Brussels.
- Unicycle Ride for Climate Action pauses for 24 hr. Fast (April 29, 2014)
Unity for Climate Action unicyclist, Joseph Boutillier, enroute to Ottawa, joins hundreds worldwide in 24 hr Fast for climate action May 1st.
- 5,000KM Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Passes 2-Week, 500km Milestone (April 23, 2014)
Unicycle Ride for Climate Action Approaches Paulson Summit, Castlegar BC
- What do You Stand For? (April 23, 2014)
Carol Faull will be addressing the Women's Leadership Forum on the importance of knowing and aligning with your organization's core values.
- New website enhances parent connection with Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (April 22, 2014)
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, in Ontario, recently launched a new website to enhance connections and meet the needs of today's parents and students. The web has changed dramatically since their previous site was launched in 2006:
- Use the entire spectrum to watch and listen, not just the part youre used to (April 21, 2014)
You have to get out of your normal means of seeing and hearing in order to become aware of the wider world around you.
- Investment Funds Industry Welcomes Canadas Financial Literacy Leader (April 15, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) released a statement today on behalf of its members, welcoming the appointment of Canadas first financial literacy leader.
- IFJ Convenes International conference on Media , Armed Conflict and Hate Speech (April 13, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is organising a conference on media, armed conflict and hate speech on 25 April 2014 in Brussels.
- Canadian Franchise Association Welcomes New Board of Directors Members (April 10, 2014)
Canadian Franchise Association Announces Appointment. CFA appoints Ken LeBlanc, Co-Founder, President and CEO of PropertyGuys.com, as Chair of CFA Board of Directors
- Canadian Franchise Association Announces 2014 Franchisees Choice Designees (April 10, 2014)
Winners announced during gala awards presentation dinner at the 23rd annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- Little Kickers Wins Grand Prize in 2014 Canadian Franchise Association Awards of Excellence in Franchising (April 10, 2014)
Prestigious award presented during gala awards presentation dinner at the 23rd annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- Torontos Annex Chess Club welcomes Spring with new tournament (April 4, 2014)
Annex Chess Club in Toronto kicks off a new chess tournament on April 7, called the Welcome Spring Swiss. Over 50 Toronto chess players are expected for the event, which runs at a pace of one game per week for five weeks. Rounds take place on Mondays
- Canadian Franchise Association Announces Winners of the 2014 CFA Recognition Awards (April 3, 2014)
Booster Juice to be inducted into the CFA Hall of Fame during CFA National Convention, April 6-8 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
- Canadian Franchise Association Announces Finalists for the 2014 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising (April 1, 2014)
Grand Prize winner to be announced at Gala Awards Presentation during CFA National Convention
- Intelligence is a comprehensive approach to analyzing and understanding the external business environment (March 31, 2014)
Business intelligence as its currently conceived is focused primarily on analysis of internal data and information. In reality, though, intelligence should be focused on understanding the EXTERNAL environment in depth and in scope. The idea is to
- Cross-Canada unicycle trip will promote Unity for the Climate (March 24, 2014)
5,000-km cross-Canada unicycle trip calls for political action on climate change and related issues.
- Build your command presence to maximize your ability to influence others positively (March 24, 2014)
Command presence is a term that is used in the military to denote the degree of respect, admiration, and confidence that people have in a leader.
- IFIC Congratulates New Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver (March 20, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada issued a statement today congratulating the Honourable Joe Oliver on his appointment as Canadas minister of finance.
- Free Key Rights Defenders: Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands (March 18, 2014)
The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 55 human rights organizations said today.
- Barrett Brown case: 11 of 12 counts dismissed (March 18, 2014)
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.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2014 (March 18, 2014)
IFIC announces that for the month of February 2014, the Assets Under Management (AUM) for the mutual fund industry reached $1,045.2 billion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $46 billion or 4.6%.
- Learn to specialize in being a generalist (March 17, 2014)
There is a famous essay by philosopher Isaiah Berlin, The Fox and the Hedgehog. In it he distinguished between authors who are hedgehogs, that is who see the world through one big idea, and foxes, who tend to see things through multiple
- Dragon to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2014 CFA National Convention (March 11, 2014)
Dragons Dens Bruce Croxon among esteemed Keynote Speakers at Canadas premier franchise education and networking event from April 6-8 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
- 50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army" (March 10, 2014)
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
- Create the conditions for success (March 10, 2014)
Last week I gave a list of 10 lessons I learned about leadership, strategy, and management that I learned in my time in the Canadian Army and as a consultant, helping executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations to exploit change and achieve outstand
- Communities and Organizations Respond to National Energy Board Decision on Line 9 (March 6, 2014)
Communities and Organizations Respond to National Energy Board Decision on Line 9. WHO: Sarah Harmer, NEB intervener and musician, Vanessa Gray, Aamjiwnaang First Nations and Sarnia Against Pipelines, Marilyn Eriksen, Resident of Toronto Ward 24
- Rising Tide Toronto launches "Line 9 Pledge of Resistance" (March 6, 2014)
Rising Tide Toronto launches Line 9 Pledge of Resistance. Group encourages civil disobedience to stop pipeline approved by NEB.
- Canadian women activists enroute to the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. (March 6, 2014)
Twenty (20) women representing the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) will be in New York City from March 10th March 21st. This years UNCSW theme is Challenges and Achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals
- Mobile and Emerging Platforms Are Focus of World Newspaper Congress (March 5, 2014)
Paid content and all access strategies have proven that readers will pay for digital access, but what do they get for their money? Publishers are going to need more sophisticated strategies to maintain digital growth.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation Fights National Security Letter Demands on Behalf of Telecom, Internet Company (March 5, 2014)
Legal Briefings Still Under Seal After Government Demands for Secrecy
- Electronic Frontier Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Crack Down on Patent Trolls (March 5, 2014)
Two Big Cases Could Protect Software Innovators and Their Customers From Patent Lawsuits
- What We Can Learn from Military Discipline (March 5, 2014)
When asked what they find most striking or typical in the military way of doing things, most people Ive asked readily answer discipline, organization, or rigour. The military has a disciplined way of going about its business, and this is one of
- canfitpro combats obesity with a free educational resource (March 4, 2014)
canfitpro launches a free webinar series to help Canadians better understand nutrition and healthy weight loss.
- Torontos Annex Chess Club kicks off "Goodbye to Winter" tournament (March 3, 2014)
Annex Chess Club in Toronto is starting a new chess tournament March 3, called the Goodbye Winter Swiss.
- Learn from your mistakes and those of others (March 3, 2014)
I spoke last Tuesday to the Associates of the Asper School of Business in Winnipeg. As I was preparing for the speech I came up with a list of over 20 key lessons I learned about leadership, strategy, planning, and discipline during my military and c
- National Day of Action - Petitions with 10,000 signatures delivered to Immigration Enforcement (February 28, 2014)
National Day of Action with rallies in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and London. Petitions with 10,000 signatures to be delivered to Immigration Enforcement calling for civilian oversight and end to indefinite detention.
- Make sure your planning and discussions always end with a decision on specific action steps (February 24, 2014)
There is nothing wrong with gaining input by holding meetings. However, you must always close any discussion with a decision on next steps and clear direction for who will do what, by when, with whom, and with what resources.
- Social Media as a Civic Engagement Tool (February 18, 2014)
Attend this workshop to learn the basics on how to use social media and web resources to stay engaged with your city and connect with others who share your interests.
- Focus Your Limited Resources on Actions with the Biggest Payoff (February 17, 2014)
You can only have one main effort. You must align your strongest resources to the main effort, with supporting thrusts to either support the main effort directly, or to widen the field of manoeuvre for your main effort.
- How to Franchise Your Business Seminar Helps Small Businesses Become National Brands (February 11, 2014)
CFAs How To Franchise Your Business Seminar in Toronto on February 27 guides entrepreneurs to become successful franchisors
- Canadas Largest Franchise-Only Show Returns to Toronto (February 11, 2014)
With over 100 franchise opportunities and experts, aspiring entrepreneurs can find out how to become small business owners at The Franchise Show in Toronto on February 22 & 23, 2014
- If youve lost or given up the initiative, then youre automatically in a defensive posture (February 10, 2014)
You can give up the initiative willingly and go into a temporary or local defensive mode. This allows you to buy time to reorganize, rest, or reconstitute your resources. It also allows you to free up valuable resources to reassign them to higher pri
- How to Shape Your Competitive Space (February 4, 2014)
Shaping the battle space means that you dont just accept the situation as it is, but also try to influence and mould it so that you can exploit your strengths and put your competitors in a weaker position. In business, we need to apply the same pr
- Use guerrilla strategy and tactics if youre in a position of strategic weakness (February 3, 2014)
Guerrilla strategy is very misunderstood, sometimes even by military historians and strategists. In the simplest terms, guerrilla strategy is a combination of small-scale offensive tactics with a defensive strategy at the highest levels. Despite what
- Individualized Naturopathic Care Reduces Presenteeism and Improves Cost-Savings for Employers, Study Shows (January 30, 2014)
Adding naturopathic treatments to conventional care not only helps reduce cardiovascular disease among those at risk, but also reduces presenteeism and improves cost-savings for employers concludes a new study by the Canadian College of Naturopathic
- Grassy Narrows requests environmental assessment of logging plan - Clearcutting will elevate mercury poison in fish (January 28, 2014)
Grassy Narrows First Nation is calling for a thorough environmental assessment of the newly approved plan for clearcut logging on their Territory - an important test of Ontario's environmental laws.
- The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance: February 11, 2014 (January 28, 2014)
On February 11, on the Day We Fight Back, the world will demand an end to mass surveillance in every country, by every state, regardless of boundaries or politics.
- Four years in prison for cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong (January 28, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders deplores the four-year jail sentence that Beijing Intermediate Court No. 1 imposed on the cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong on 26 January on a charge of gathering a crowd to disturb public order.
- What Are the Hot Trends in Franchising for 2014? (January 28, 2014)
FranchiseCanada goes inside the minds of todays prospective franchisees to find out who they are and what theyre looking for in a franchise investment opportunity
- Managing well is just as important for outstanding leadership as inspiration and transformational qualities (January 27, 2014)
People often say that leadership and management are two different things. This is true in one sense, but in another it isn't.
- Roy McMurtry to Deliver Keynote Address at CFA Franchise Law Day (January 20, 2014)
Annual seminar highlights latest developments in Canadian franchise law and offers best practices for Canadas franchise community
- Give clear and authoritative direction (January 20, 2014)
SMESC stands for: Situation, Mission, Execution, Support, and Command and Signals. Ive modified it for business and organizational use. Whether youre giving formal direction or informal guidance, this format can be used as an aide mémoire
- EFF Calls Out DOJ for Failing to Provide Crucial Public Information in NSA Case (January 19, 2014)
Latest Filing in Jewel v. NSA Demands Documents Government Is Trying to Conceal
- IFJ Welcomes Ground-breaking Decision by Singapore Court to Quash Order on Journalists Sources (January 19, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the landmark decision of a Singapore Court of Appeal to overturn an order that a journalist should disclose his sources for an article he had written on his blog.
- IFIC Announces New Chair and Board Appointments (January 15, 2014)
The board of directors of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is pleased to announce that Brian Peters (MD Physician Services Inc.) was elected chair of IFICs board, and Sian Burgess (Fidelity Investments) was elected first vice-chair, effect
- The Franchise Show Returns to Montreal for Franchise Entrepreneurship Week (January 14, 2014)
Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn how to become small business owners through franchising at The Franchise Show in Montreal on January 18 & 19
- Ordeal continues for journalists detained in Egypt (January 10, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterdays announcement by the Egyptian authorities that they are extending the provisional detention of three Al-Jazeera journalists for another 15 days.
- Journalist gets seven-year jail sentence for decade-old articles (January 10, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail sentence that a Dhaka court imposed today on former magazine editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury in connection with articles criticizing Islamism a decade ago.
- Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo (January 7, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
- IFJ/EFJ Call on Montenegrin Authorities to Protect Media Freedom Following Attacks (January 7, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have expressed their dismay after learning that an explosive device was discovered in the offices of the Vijesti daily newspaper in Montenegro.
- Gambia: Bans lifted on two media, but much still to be done (January 5, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders takes note of a New Years Day announcement by the presidents office lifting bans on The Standard newspaper and Teranga FM community radio station. The bans had been in effect for more than 16 months.
- Bahrain: Well-known photographer held for past week, beaten (January 5, 2014)
Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Ahmed Al-Fardan, an award-winning photojournalist who has been held without charge in Bahrain for the past week.
- Journalists persecuted by judges in Rostov-on-Don (January 5, 2014)
The release of Mikhail Khodorkovski, Pussy Riot and Greenpeace activists must not divert attention from the many other threats to fundamental freedoms in Russia.
- First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar (January 5, 2014)
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the country's Larkana district.
- IFIC Congratulates New Chair of CIFSC (January 3, 2014)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada congratulates Reid Baker on his election as chair of the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC), effective January 1, 2014.
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