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- Other Voices The Connexions Newsletter Climate Change and Social Change (November 27, 2015)
The November 21 issue of Other Voices is now out. This issue spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address.
- EU urged to press Erdogan to free newspaper editor (November 27, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) appeals to the European Union and to all its member states to use a summit with Turkey in Brussels on 29 November to demand the release of Can Dündar, the editor of the daily Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, his Ankara bur
- Shock, outrage as Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death (November 27, 2015)
PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center strongly condemn the Saudi Arabian authorities' decision to sentence Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy, and call for his immediate release.
- IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to immediately release journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül (November 27, 2015)
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) today called on the Turkish authorities to immediately release journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül and to drop all charges against them.
- Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites (November 27, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org on November 19, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites.
- The IFJ denounces the use of anti-terrorism law against Tunisian media (November 27, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) have expressed their concerns over the use by the Tunisian government of the anti-terrorism law to muzzle media.
- IFJ joins Palestinian journalists in discussing the role of media in covering conflicts (November 27, 2015)
A delegation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined yesterday in Ramallah city the national conference organised by the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) on the 'Role of Media in Covering Conflicts'.
- IFJ condemns cyber-bullying against female journalists ahead of the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 27, 2015)
Each year, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Gender Council stand in solidarity with the UN Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women on Nov 25 by highlighting its campaign to eliminate violence against women journalists
- Bahraini photographer sentenced to ten years in prison (November 27, 2015)
A Bahraini criminal court has sentenced freelance photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi to 10 years in prison on a terrorism charge and has stripped him of his nationality. Reporters Without Borders condemns this arbitrary trial of a journalist who
- Black November for journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (November 27, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns Pakistani journalist Hafeez Ur Rehmans murder on 22 November in Kohat, a city in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was the second journalist to be murdered in this province in less than a month.
- Orange the World: End Violence Against Women and Girls (November 25, 2015)
Today, on International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with its Asia Pacific affiliates on the issue of violence against women working in the media.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for October 2015 (November 19, 2015)
Toronto, ON - November 19, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending October 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, industry
- 17 Year Old Canadian Documentary FilmmakerR Awarded Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace (November 10, 2015)
November 6th, Toronto, ON - Kasha Sequoia Slavner, 17 year old filmmaker, writer & advocate for peace was selected as the recipient of the first ever KIM PHUC YOUTH AWARD FOR PEACE by The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, for her commitment to lead
- Annex Chess Club Bonfire Swiss (November 8, 2015)
From Guy Fawkes celebrations to Irish Samhain to Indian Diwali, it is a good time of year for a bonfire! At Annex Chess Club were lighting up Monday evenings with our Bonfire Swiss Tournament
- Health for All Welcomes Liberal Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care (November 8, 2015)
Health for All applauds the new federal government's pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first
- IFJ, EFJ and TGS demand an end to oppression of journalists in post-election Turkey (November 8, 2015)
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) and their affiliate the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) reviewed the implications for journalists and trade union rights following the victory of the Justice and Development
- IFJ backs Iraqi affiliates legal action against closure of media houses in the Kurdistan region (November 8, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed its Iraqi Kurdistan affiliate, the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate (KJS), and its legal action against the security forces in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG), following the shutting down
- FAJ Condemns the Arrest and Intimidation of Three Journalists in Zimbabwe (November 8, 2015)
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa Group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest of three journalists from The Sunday Mail in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday, 2 November, 2015
- Senior journalist gunned down in Pakistan (November 4, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of senior tribal journalist in the Tank district of Khyber Pahktunkhwa province in Pakistan on November 3.
- Secular publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh by religious group (November 4, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the brutal murder of a secular publisher in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Saturday October 31.
- White Poppy Campaign distribution (November 3, 2015)
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace will distribute free White Poppies in Toronto on Sunday, November 9 at the corner of King and John Streets from 1pm 1:30pm. Members will be making white poppies at our conference events this weekend.
- Help IFEX mark 2 November by saying 'No' to Impunity (November 1, 2015)
2 November marks the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Currently, 9 out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unsolved and unpunished. This leads to a culture of impunity where critical voices are sile
- Pumpkins are food! (October 31, 2015)
What is really unfortunate about the tradition of pumpkin carving is the waste of food as the vast majority of these pumpkins are destined for destruction. Pumpkin is a highly nutritious vegetable. The seeds and the flesh are packed with vitamins &
- IFJ and EFJ condemn UK police for using anti-terror laws to seize journalist laptop (October 31, 2015)
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) joined their member union in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the National of Journalists (NUJ), to condemn the use by the UK police of special powers under the Terrorism Act
- Second Indian journalist killed this month (October 31, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of an Indian journalist in Bihar in northern India on October 24. The IFJ demand immediate action from the Indian government to end the attacks and violence against the countrys
- IFJ launches Strengthening Media in the Pacific report (October 31, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched Strengthening Media in the Pacific an insight into the media landscape and working conditions for media workers in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
- IFJ welcomes release of Iranian journalist and repeats its appeal for freedom of association in Iran (October 31, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the release of journalist and Association of Iranian journalists (AoIJ)'s board member Aliezra Rajaee on 26 October.
- RSF calls for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists (October 31, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists
- Syrian citizen-journalist murdered in Turkey (October 31, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish government to do everything possible to identify those responsible for murdering Syrian citizen-journalist Ibrahim Abd al-Qader in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa, where he had lived as a refugee
- Saudi king urged to pardon Sakharov Prize laureate (October 31, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to Saudi Arabias King Salman to pardon Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison who has just been awarded the European Parliaments prestigious Sakharov
- Police storm opposition media outlets four days ahead of elections (October 31, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns an all-out government offensive against a media group whose parent company, Koza Ipek Holding, is owned by an ally of Fethullah Gülen, an influential Muslim preacher who once backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
- Women for Peace Applaud Prime Minister Designate Trudeau (October 28, 2015)
We applaud the decision of Prime Minister Designate Trudeau to withdraw from Syria the six Canadian fighter jets. We strongly encourage you to re-align Canadas responses to violent conflict, threats of war, and war with actions grounded in the Uni
- Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change (October 28, 2015)
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.
- IFJ welcomes action plan on media safety from the international gathering on Yemen (October 27, 2015)
A one-day international meeting agreed on an action plan to address the horrific situation facing journalists in Yemen.
- Anthony Bellanger appointed new IFJ General Secretary (October 27, 2015)
Anthony Bellanger, a French national and trade unionist, was appointed as the new General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
- Journalists threatened and news website hacked in the Maldives (October 27, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists strongly criticizes the hacking of Maldivian news website, Addu Live, and the threats made against its journalists. The IFJ calls on the Maldivian government to condemn the threats and ensure the safety
- MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy (October 27, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australias asylum seeker policy and its offshore immigrati
- IFJ launches 2015 global campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists (October 27, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched its annual global campaign to hold world governments and de facto authorities accountable for impunity records for crimes targeting journalists.
- Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women (October 27, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls on the authorities to take concrete measures
- EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software (October 27, 2015)
The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
- Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harpers Tenure (October 21, 2015)
The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Mondays election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
- Media Release - Global Investment Funds Leaders Plan to Unleash Growth Opportunities (October 21, 2015)
RIO DE JANEIRO October 21, 2015 Leaders of the global investment funds industry gathered in Rio de Janeiro this week to discuss recent trends in local and regional markets and consider the new drivers of growth for investment funds worldwide.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for September 2015 (October 19, 2015)
Toronto, ON - October 19, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending September 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.19 trillion.
- Election fraud? Council of Canadians launches "VoteWatch" election fraud reporting service (October 18, 2015)
The Council of Canadians is launching VoteWatch, a service to report voter suppression Canadians may experience or witness.
- The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada (October 17, 2015)
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 Harpers tenure. It is not a pretty picture,
- Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship (October 17, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Timor, with the establishment of a scholarship
- Australia: Journalists' sources under threat with data retention regime (October 17, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the commencement of new data retention laws in Australia.
- Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey (October 17, 2015)
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.
- Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election (October 7, 2015)
Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election. National peace organization calls on leaders to take pledge for peace and supports its twelve priorities.
- October 19, 2015 is Voting Day: Are You Registered To Vote? (October 6, 2015)
Check, update or complete your voter registration at elections.ca or call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868. You can register in advance until October 13 at 6 pm local time. After that, you must register when you vote.
- Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus (September 30, 2015)
Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
- Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated (September 30, 2015)
The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were taken into custody for interrogation
- Zunar targeted again under Malaysias Sedition Act (September 30, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the Malaysian governments continued attack against freedom of expression, following the investigation into political cartoonist, Zunars latest book.
- RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable (September 30, 2015)
In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israels security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the climate of impunity enjoyed by the Israel Defenc
- RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment (September 30, 2015)
While Egypts president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the appeals of six unjustly detained journalists
- British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit (September 30, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming without a press visa and whose trial began yesterday.
- Online Ad Company Adopts New 'Do Not Track' Standard for Web Browsing (September 30, 2015)
Adzerk Joins Coalition Delivering Stronger Privacy and a Way Forward in the Ad Blocking Impasse
- Joe Oliver: Sign the ClimateFast Pledge! (September 30, 2015)
Fast and Vigil at Finance Minister Joe Olivers office. 7 am to 7 pm, Thursday October 1st, candlelighting 7 pm. ClimateFast members will hold a fast and vigil for climate action outside the office of Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver
- What can you do if you feel your employers request is illegal, immoral , contrary to your conscience or religious beliefs (September 28, 2015)
Employment Lawyer Shelley Brown outlines what can you do if you feel your employers request is illegal, immoral, contrary to your conscience or religious belief.
- Turkeys journalists call for solidarity in struggle for their right to report (September 24, 2015)
During a conference hosted by the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) leading journalists from across the political spectrum united in condemning the surge in attacks on press freedom led by the governmen
- Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists jailed on "terrorism" charge (September 24, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders welcomes todays presidential pardon for Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who had been imprisoned since late August after being convicted of working without permission, broadcasting
- Well-known Syrian cartoonist died in detention after being tortured (September 24, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that well-known Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan died in detention in 2013, less than a year after his arrest in October 2012, and that his death was almost certainly the result of having been tortured by t
- Taken Offline: New EFF Project Shines Light on Coders and Bloggers Imprisoned For Online Free Expression (September 24, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched the Offline project, a campaign devoted to digital heroes - coders, bloggers, and technologists - who have been imprisoned, tortured, and even sentenced to death for raising their voices online
- Only Seven Days Left to Save The Humber River Clean-Up: Founder Seeking Local Business Sponsors (September 24, 2015)
Founder seeking local business sponsors for Humber River clean-up
- Hungarian police violence against foreign journalists covering refugee crisis (September 19, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that the Hungarian police have obstructed foreign media coverage of the refugee crisis on the border between Hungary and Serbia and, in particular, that they have on three occasions in the past week
- British cyber-activist sued by Thai fruit company (September 19, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Thai pineapple processing company Natural Fruit and the Thai judicial authorities to abandon the three defamation cases still pending against British human rights defender Andy Hall
- Hundreds Expected at Rally to Mark Two Weeks since Alan Kurdis Death (September 19, 2015)
Marking 2 weeks since the deaths of Alan, Ghalib and Rehana Kurdi, Torontonians are joining cross-Canada campaign that has coordinated rallies, marches and forums in over 25 cities.
- Harpers Stolen Majority: Voter Suppression (September 17, 2015)
Beit Zatoun is sponsoring a talk by Prof. Michael Keefer on Conservative voter suppression in 2011 and 2015. The talk is at Beit Zatoun in Toronto of Friday October 2.
- IFJ and EFJ launch a conference to tackle press freedom and labour rights in Turkey (September 17, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) jointly host the two-day international conference in Istanbul
- Important Win for Fair Use in Dancing Baby Lawsuit (September 17, 2015)
A federal appeals court in San Francisco today affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice. The ruling came in Lenz v. Universal, often called the dancing baby lawsuit.
- Israeli security forces use violence against journalists in East Jerusalem (September 17, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by Israeli police against journalists covering the clashes between security forces and Palestinian protesters that have been taking place in and around the plaza in front of East Jerusalems Al-A
- Turkey: Dangerous surge in censorship liable to exacerbate crisis (September 17, 2015)
In the latest alarming development for freedom of information in Turkey, prosecutors in the Istanbul district of BakÄ±rköy today began investigating one of the countrys biggest media groups, DoÄan, for alleged terrorist propaganda.
- Gambia Authorities use trial to continue persecuting radio journalist (September 17, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing harassment of Teranga FM radio manager Alagie Sisay, who is being tried in Gambia on charges of sedition.
- Cameroonian authorities confuse journalism with spying (September 17, 2015)
Two journalists - freelance investigative reporter Simon Ateba and Radio France Internationale correspondent Ahmed Abba - are being held illegally by the Cameroonian authorities, who claim that their journalistic work constituted spying.
- Media coverage curtailed after Burkina Faso coup (September 17, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the situation in Burkina Faso, where the soldiers who staged a coup détat yesterday have silenced most privately-owned radio and TV stations and are controlling the state-owned national TV broadcaster, RTB,
- IFIC Announces Board of Directors for 2015-2016 (September 10, 2015)
Toronto, ON September 10, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce its board of directors for the 2015-2016 year.
- Currently in Turkey: online censorship, attacks against media and detention of journalists (September 9, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ), jointly call on the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to immediately lift all bans against news organisations
- IFJ urges Hamas to release a Palestinian journalist held incommunicado (September 9, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today backed its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), in urging Hamas to immediately release Palestinian journalist Shadi Ahmad Shaker Shaheen
- Cartoonist Zunar could get 43 years in prison for nine cartoons (September 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns well-known cartoonist Zunars trial on a sedition charge for posting nine of his cartoons on Twitter, and urges the Malaysian authorities to stop harassing him judicially and psychologically.
- New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists ... censor themselves (September 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry offshoot, and took effect
- Shooting attacks on media personnel leave two dead, two wounded (September 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a spate of attacks on media personnel in Pakistan that has left two dead and two wounded in the past 24 hours.
- Sudanese journalist held without charge in Saudi Arabia, fears extradition (September 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders has learned that Walid Eldoud Elmakki Elhussein, a Sudanese journalist resident in Saudi Arabia since 2000, has been held without charge for the past six weeks and, according to his family, could be extradited to Sudan.
- Helping to make Calgary a suicide-safer community (September 9, 2015)
Four Calgary Organizations have partnered to launch a campaign promoting suicide awareness, intervention skills training, and resources for those in distress. The campaign begins September 10thcelebrated each year as World Suicide Prevention Day
- Use Existing Levers to Spark Higher Retirement Savings Levels: IFIC (September 9, 2015)
Toronto, ON September 9, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is urging the government of Canada to use its resources to encourage more Canadians to save through existing workplace and individual voluntary retirement saving pl
- Refugee Rights Groups Denounce Canadian Government Complicity in Migrant Deaths, including Kurdi Brothers (September 3, 2015)
Migrant and refugee rights groups are demanding that Minister Alexander and Prime Minister Stephen Harper answer for the deaths of Galip Kurdi, five, and his three-year-old brother Aylan, after it was revealed that their application for private refug
- Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows daycare (September 3, 2015)
Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows. Daycare water had possible carcinogens above limit in 1999: Health Canada data. Chief Fobister calls on all candidates to make clean water commitments.
- Beirut riot police use violence against journalists (September 3, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the many cases of violence against journalists by security forces in recent weeks in Beirut during demonstrations in protest against the collapse of garbage collection.
- Harassing journalists is election campaign strategy in Guatemala (September 3, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders urges Guatemalas political class to respect the freedom of journalists to work as they see fit.
- Journalists' safety in Ukraine: IFJ/EFJ deplore five casualties in Kiev protest (September 3, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European organisation the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) back their Ukrainian affiliates the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union
- IFJ and EFJ condemn "outrageous" 7.5 year jail sentence for Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova (September 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have today condemned the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to 7.5 years in jail
- IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to release two UK journalists facing terror charges (September 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have today backed their affiliate in Great Britain and Ireland, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), in urging the Turkish authorities to immedia
- Enbridge Line 9 Work Disrupted as Demonstrators Demand an End to Tar Sands, Fracking (September 2, 2015)
Opponents of Enbridges Line 9 Tar Sands and fracking pipeline are in Port Hope at the site of testing operations of the controversial pipeline.
- New multimedia report exposes discriminatory immigration policy (September 2, 2015)
A new multimedia project sheds light on the drastically changed landscape for immigrants under the Harper government. Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration launches today at http://www.neverhome.ca
- Outrage as Al-Jazeera retrial ends with three-year jail terms (August 29, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the three-year jail sentences that a Cairo court, after many postponements, finally passed today on Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Geste, who were convicted of disseminat
- Reporter gunned down three days after presidential license to kill (August 29, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the situation in South Sudan where President Salva Kiir, speaking at a news conference, threatened to have journalists murdered if they "work against their country" and where reporter Peter Moi was gunned dow
- Online newspaper editor gunned down on Maputo street (August 29, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that Paulo Machava, the well-known editor of the online Diario de Noticias newspaper, was gunned down on a Maputo street today against a backdrop of tension for media personnel in Mozambique.
- IFJ condemns killing of journalist in Mozambique (August 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the killing of Paulo Machava, a senior Mozambican journalist who was shot dead this morning in the capital Maputo by unknown gunmen.
- IFJ backs Univisions journalist booted out of Donald Trumps press conference over immigration policy (August 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists has supported its US affiliate The NewsGuild-CWA in condemning the attitude of the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, after he ordered the removal from his press conference of Univision
- Pakistan issues restrictive Code of Conduct for Electronic Media (August 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing serious concerns over restrictive provisions of the newly introduced Code of Conduct for Electronic Media.
- Chinese authorities continue attempts to control media (August 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists expresses concern regarding the recent directive issued to the Chinese media regarding reporting of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
- Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water (August 27, 2015)
Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water. Turbidity exceeded limit by 120x, uranium and possible carcinogens found in samples.
- Arrested in Thailand for carrying safety vest (August 25, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) in calling for the immediate release of a dual Hong Kong-Canadian journalist arrested at Bangkok airport on Sunday, August 23.
- Journalist arrested over Facebook post in Bangladesh (August 25, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concern over the arrest and detention of a journalist in Dhaka over a Facebook post.
- Zaina Erhaim of Syria named 2015 Winner of Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism (August 25, 2015)
he Peter Mackler Award, the US branch of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), and Agence France-Presse are pleased to announce that Syrian journalist is the 2015 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.
- New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory (August 25, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns a ban on media reports that conflict with official accounts of armed attacks and operations by Jihadi militants. The ban is part of an anti-terrorism law that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified yesterday
- EFF Sues Justice Department for Records About FBIs Plans for Rapid DNA (August 25, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to gain access to documents revealing the governments plans to use Rapid DNA.
- Federal Election: Canadian Ethnocultural Council provides information about when, where and ways to vote (August 25, 2015)
On behalf of Elections Canada, the Canadian Ethnocultural Council is doing outreach to inform voters about when, where and ways to vote.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for July 2015 (August 19, 2015)
Toronto, ON August 19, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending July 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.24 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
- "Shawkan" in very poor health after two years of provisional detention (August 14, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders calls for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeids immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him at his next court appearance on 17 August, three days after he will have completed his second year
- Annex Chess Club Dog Days Tournament (August 14, 2015)
At Annex Chess Club, were celebrating the summer heat with our Dog Days Swiss. Running from August 17 to September 21, this regular club tournament is in three sections by CFC rating: Crown, Under-1800, and Under-1500.
- Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh (August 9, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Fourth blogger on radical Islamist hit-list hacked to death (August 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Niloy Neel, a secularist blogger and activist who had been threatened by Islamist militants, was hacked to death today in his Dhaka home by five intruders armed with machetes.
- One year on: #FindMoyameenaa (August 9, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) express solidarity with the Maldivian media community as they mark the one year anniversary of the disappearance of local journalist
- Journalist missing after investigative report (August 9, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) express serious concern following the disappearance of Indian journalist Chayan Sarkar in West Bengal.
- Reporters Without Borders solidary with journalists from netzpolitik.org (August 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is shocked that the German Public Prosecutor General is currently considering treason charges (Landesverrat) against two German journalists who run the blog netzpolitik.org.
- Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking (August 9, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released Privacy Badger 1.0, a browser extension that blocks some of the sneakiest trackers that try to spy on your Web browsing habits.
- New Street-Level Surveillance Project Tracks Spying Technologies Used by Local Law Enforcement (August 9, 2015)
EFF Web Portal Provides In-Depth Resources About License Plate Readers, Biometric Collection, and Other High-Tech Surveillance Tools.
- Coalition Announces New Do Not Track Standard for Web Browsing (August 9, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a stronger Do Not Track (DNT) setting for Web browsing - a new policy standard that, coupled with privacy software
- Photojournalist slain in Mexico City after fleeing threats in Veracruz (August 9, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril has been found murdered in Mexico City, to which he fled in early June after receiving death threats in the southeastern state of Veracruz.
- Are Americas Games a Nuclear Weapons-free Zone? (August 6, 2015)
Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Every August the Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition organizes
- IFIC Congratulates OBSIs New Ombudsman and CEO (August 5, 2015)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) issued a statement today congratulating Sarah P. Bradley on her appointment as the next ombudsman and chief executive officer of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI).
- Toronto Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Addresses the World (August 5, 2015)
2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Torontonian Setsuko Thurlow, will broadcast her message of peace around the world. A retired social worker with the
- Toronto Will Not Wait Until 3 Minutes to Midnight (August 4, 2015)
On Thursday August 6, 2015 at the Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre), Torontonians and their international guests will join to say Not This City, Not Any City. Canadian Co-president of Parliamentarians for
- Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for June 2015 (July 17, 2015)
Toronto, ON July 17, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending June 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM i
- IFIC Welcomes Two New Members (July 10, 2015)
Toronto, ON July 10, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Botica Capital Management Inc. and TWMG Inc. have become members of IFIC, effective today.
- IFJ and EFJ oppose media restrictions in the newly-enacted Spanish Public Security Law (July 6, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FESP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizalan in criticising the Public Security Law
- New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says (July 6, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National Peoples Congress yesterday, on July 1.
- Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports 2 Human Rights advocates to Canada (July 2, 2015)
Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning to Canada today. Israeli forces used an electric
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015 (July 2, 2015)
Torontos Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition presents Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thursday August 6, 2015 (Hiroshima Day) at The Church
- July 5: Thousands to march in Toronto for Jobs, Justice and the Climate (June 30, 2015)
March on July 5 comes on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits
- Government directive restricts media reporting in China (June 30, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for a directive issued by Chinas media regulator on June 19, restricting reporting about Chinas Stock Exchange.
- TV journalists attacked by Indian railway police (June 30, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists India (NUJI) in strongly criticizing the attack on journalists from a local television channel by local police in Bhubaneswar, Odisha of India
- Pakistani journalist killed in his home (June 30, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the brutal murder of a Pakistani journalist in Jaffarabad in Balochistan province on Sunday June 28. The IFJ calls on the Pakistani government to take immediate action to bring the assailan
- IFJ launches global campaign to promote International Press Card (June 30, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched an international campaign to promote the International Press Card (IPC), a global press pass delivered by the Federation and widely recognised by public officials in more than 134
- IFJ urges accountability for deliberate targeting of journalists in 2014 summer Gaza war (June 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) today called for accountability for the deliberate targeting of journalists during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip
- IFJ and EFJ ask for a full investigation into attacks on media workers by Police at a demonstration in Armenia (June 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have together condemned the actions of Armenian police who attacked and briefly detained at least 10 media workers
- 17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar (June 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
- IFJ calls on Israeli authorities to allow PJS senior official travel out of Gaza (June 29, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on Israeli authorities to allow a senior official of its affiliate the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS) to travel out of the Gaza strip to Ramallah.
- Kazakhstan Misusing Court Order to Censor Online Newspaper (June 29, 2015)
Online news publisher Respublika has asked a federal judge in New York to clarify that officials in Kazakhstan cant use a U.S. court order in a battle over leaked emails to censor news stories that are critical of the Kazakhstan government.
- Targeted violence against journalists by police dispersing protest (June 29, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns targeted Armenian police violence against journalists at dawn yesterday in Yerevan, when the authorities used force to disperse a sit-in by large crowd of demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.
- Will Claudia Duque obtain justice? (June 29, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns judicial obstruction in the case against the former deputy head of the Colombian intelligence agency DAS, Jose Miguel Narvaez, and two other former intelligence chiefs on charges of psychologically torturing
- Another arrest in growing crackdown on 64Tianwang website reporters (June 29, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns this weeks arbitrary arrest of Yang Dongying, the latest victim of the Chinese governments systematic persecution of citizen-journalists working for 64Tianwang (64Skynet), a news website run by the cyber
- Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza (June 26, 2015)
Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip
- Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 26, 2015)
Canadian Multiculturalism Day is a day to recognize and acknowledge Canada's rich diversity and significant contributions many ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make to the development of our great country, Canada.
- Richard McGowan New Chairman of CCRDA (June 26, 2015)
Richard McGowan has been declared the new chairman of the CCRDA Board of Directors. The CCRDA raises up to $750 million each year for their efforts to end poverty and provide relief, rehabilitation and developmental services for hurting nations.
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015 (June 25, 2015)
Toronto's Hiroshima Day Coalition presents "Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thu August 6, 2015 (Hiroshima Day) at The Church of the Holy
- Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible for detention injustice (June 24, 2015)
The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has denied the existence of this agreement
- MP & Mayor Launch The New Talking Book Library (June 23, 2015)
The new Talking Book Library has been launched, providing hundreds of audio books for free! Read more about it, or visit the Talking Book Library online at www.talkingbooklibrary.org
- IFJ, UNESCO and UNWomen release report on women journalists across the Asia Pacific (June 22, 2015)
Today, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), UNESCO and UNWomen, released Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations for Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific. The report documents the issue of Gender Equity in the Media Industry
- Another journalist burnt to death in India (June 22, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly condemn the brutal murder of a journalist in Madhya Pradesh on June 19. The killing is the second burning death of a journalist in India
- Ontarians outraged by Wynne's acceptance of award from Israel lobby group (June 22, 2015)
Ontarians representing eight organizations have voiced their strong opposition to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynnes acceptance of an award from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), to be presented at a gala this evening.
- Hunger-Striking Friends of Man Who Died in Immigration Custody Speak Out (June 19, 2015)
One week after the death of a 39 year old, Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan at the hands of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), immigrants imprisoned without trial or charges along with their families, and friends are refusing food today inside and out
- IFJ hails the strike of Egyptian colleagues denouncing the stifling press freedom in the country (June 19, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the strike action taken on 10 June by Egyptian journalists in response to the call made by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicates (EJS) Freedom Committee, to stop work in protest
- IFJ and EFJ condemn continuing attacks against journalists in Turkey (June 19, 2015)
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn several attacks against journalists that took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey, in the past few days.
- Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest (June 19, 2015)
On the third anniversary of Raif Badawis arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to Saudi Arabias King Salman bin Abdulaziz to demonstrate clemency and pardon this young blogger.
- Kazakhstan: Investigative reporter held arbitrarily in northeastern city (June 19, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns investigative reporter Yaroslav Golyshkins arbitrary detention for the past month in a prison in the northeastern city of Pavlodar and calls on the judicial system to guarantee his right to due process.
- Eritrea - last in the World Press Freedom Index for the past eight years (June 19, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails this weeks report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. The report says some of the human rights violations by President Issayas Afeworkis government, which include the arbitrary deten
- EFF Report Charts Companies on Next Frontier of User Privacy (June 19, 2015)
Annual Survey Delves Deeper into Practices of Apple, Google, Twitter, and More
- Activists denounce conditional Leave to Open for Enbridge Line 9 (June 19, 2015)
A coalition of environmental and Indigenous solidarity activists has condemned the decision by the National Energy Board to grant Leave to Open for the controversial Line 9 reversal project.
- Jeremy Hon of Richmond Green Secondary School Lives in Poverty for a Week (June 17, 2015)
Poverty should not be an issue that limits people. It shouldnt hold them back. Jeremy Hon of Richmond Hill works to make a difference for those living in poverty in Malawi.
- Talking Book Library Grand Opening (June 16, 2015)
All Media invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Talking Book Library THIS SATURDAY in Stouffville, ON. The Talking Book Library provides free audio books to those with print disabilities across Canada.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for May 2015 (June 16, 2015)
Toronto, ON June 16, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending May 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM in
- Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation organize Toronto furniture drive in context of ongoing housing crisis (June 11, 2015)
In the face of an ongoing housing crisis, members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation and union local CUPE 3903 are organizing a second drive to bring an 18-wheeler truck full of furniture, tools , building materials and youth sports equipment
- Inaugural Golden Oldies Football Festival (June 5, 2015)
Golden Oldies World Football Festival will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, in October 2016.
- Censored book about corruption in Angola now available on RSF site (June 4, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is facilitating access to Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola, the book by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais that is censored in his country.
- RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan (June 4, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkeys National Intelligence Organization (MIT) delivered arms to Islamists.
- Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom (June 4, 2015)
Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today, May 2, 2015. He has never been sentenced or even charged.
- EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Orders (June 4, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industrys move to force Internet infrastructure companies into becoming copyright police with far-reaching
- Victory: Photo Hobbyist Prevails Over Junk-Patent Bully (June 4, 2015)
Patent bully Garfum has abandoned its lawsuit against an online photo hobbyist, just one day after a federal judge set the date for a face-off in court against lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
- The Need is Still Great in Nepal (June 1, 2015)
Nepal's recent earthquake has shaken the nation with devastating, long-term affects. As the world seems to return to it's regular pace, Emmanuel International is working to support those in Nepal who are still reeling from the quake.
- Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2015 (May 19, 2015)
Toronto, ON May 19, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending April 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM i
- Intermarriage: A threat to Jewish continuity? Or an opportunity? (May 1, 2015)
Today, most Jews in the US and Canada are personally touched by intermarriage within their immediate families. According to the Canadian 2011 National Household Survey, within the Jewish population of 392,000, 26% of Jewish spouses/partners
- An intergenerational event connecting women committed to a new and better world (April 28, 2015)
Women Building Connections Gala Dinner, May 14, 2015
- Ontario Surtax Amendments Ensure Fair Treatment for Investors in Mutual Fund Trusts (April 27, 2015)
Toronto, ON April 27, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) welcomes amendments announced by Minister Sousa in Thursdays budget (http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/41_Parliament/Session1/b091.pdf) that will prevent a p
- Step Up, Canada! Campaign launches on Earth Day with Human Hashtags and Joint Statement to Federal Government (April 22, 2015)
Representatives of more than 25 civil society groups and other organizations across the country, ClimateFast, Peoples Climate Movement and Toronto350 will deliver a joint statement (attached) to the Government of Canada on Earth Day
- Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for March 2015 (April 17, 2015)
Toronto, ON April 17, 2015 The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending March 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
- Women Building Connections Gala Dinner (April 14, 2015)
Celebrating Mothers Day for Peace the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) will hold a gala dinner, Women Building Connections on Thursday, May 14th, 6:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Five outstanding women, Jean Augustine, Kim P
- Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society and policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico (April 10, 2015)
Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society & policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico. Family members & representatives of 43 missing students touring Canada calling for end to state violence and lack of accountability in Mexico
- Anishinaabe Water Ceremony to be held near Tracks to Protect from Oil and Gas Spills, other Industrial Threats (April 10, 2015)
the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group will be hosting a traditional Anishinaabe Water Ceremony near the CN Mainline at Mile 106 near Highway 671 between Kenora, Ontario and Grassy Narrows First Nation in Treaty # 3.
- Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection of Americans' Telephone Records (April 10, 2015)
EFF Lawsuit Challenges Drug Enforcement Administration Surveillance of International Call Records
- Former Press Club President arrested in the Philippines (April 10, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) are dismayed by the arrest of a former president of the National Press Club by the Manila Police District (MPD).
- Media concerns as "dictator law" replaces martial law in Thailand (April 10, 2015)
Journalists' organizations express strong concern over the issuing of a new order by the military regime to replace martial law.
- Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists (April 10, 2015)
In the wake of Irans historic agreement with the United States on its nuclear programme, Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hassan Rouhani to keep another promise - the immediate release of all detained journalists and online activists
- Omani authorities persecute online activists (April 10, 2015)
The frequency with which bloggers and social network users are arrested and convicted in the Sultanate of Oman reflects the appalling state of online freedom of information and expression there.
- Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture (April 10, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed efforts by the Bahraini authorities to censor online information, including leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajabs latest arrest on 2 April and attempts to suppress information about the mistreatment
- Security agency raids Shabelle Media Network again, two held (April 10, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest raid by Somalia's National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA) on Radio Shabelle and Sky FM, two Mogadishu-based radio stations
- Canadian Franchise Association Announces Finalists for the 2015 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising (April 6, 2015)
The Canadian Franchise Association is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2015 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising.
- Facebook, Google and McDonalds Canada to Deliver Keynote Presentations at the 2015 CFA National Convention (April 6, 2015)
Over 500 franchise industry leaders expected to attend Canadas premier franchise education and networking event from April 12-14 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
- Toronto Council Moves to Protect Citys Water from Pipeline Spills (April 5, 2015)
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Torontos major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against environmental hazards.
- Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation (April 5, 2015)
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
- RSF fully supports journalists suing Ferguson police (April 2, 2015)
Arrests of journalists while gathering information and covering demonstrations are inadmissible in the country of the First Amendment.
- Five journalists arrested in crackdown on independent media in Malaysia (April 2, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of a total of five journalists in Malaysia in the past 48 hours with the aim of pressuring independent media to censor themselves and prevent them working freely.
- IFJ and FAJ demand release of journalist and lawyer jailed in Swaziland (April 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists and its African group, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), have together asked the release of Bheki Makhubu, editor of The Nation-Swaziland, and his lawyer Thulani Maseko
- IFJ Mediterranean unions demand action to combat intolerance and protect journalists rights and security (April 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and affiliates from the Mediterranean called for a new regional campaign to promote a strong professional journalists culture across the region that reinforces the independence of journalists
- Government Action towards Ukraine Pose Danger to Canadians (April 1, 2015)
The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) are convinced that the actions and stated policies of the Canadian government towards Ukraine pose a danger to Canadians and the world. By supporting the present Ukrainian regime with non-lethal military
- New Checklist from IFIC Helps Dealers with 2015 CRM2 Requirements (April 1, 2015)
Toronto April 1, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has released a new document aimed at helping dealers prepare for Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2) rules coming into effect in 2015. Prepared by IFIC with input from
- VOW Women Concerned by Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions (April 1, 2015)
As members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace we are extremely concerned about the threat to our future from runaway temperature rise as a result rising carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere. We are glad to have the opportunity to submit a co
- Torontos Annex Chess Club welcomeswith 'Spring is Sprung' tournament (March 27, 2015)
Round 1 of Toronto's Annex Chess Club five-round Spring is Sprung tournament starts at 7:30 pm. Annex Chess Club always welcomes new members. Players who cant make it for the first round can still join the tournament in subsequent rounds.
- Thai military leader threatens to execute journalists (March 26, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists, Thailand (NUJT) deplores the comments made by Thai military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha against journalists.
- Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar (March 26, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
- International Coalition Launches 'Manila Principles' to Protect Freedom of Expression Worldwide (March 26, 2015)
An international coalition launched the Manila Principles for Intermediary Liability todaya roadmap for the global community to protect online freedom of expression and innovation around the world.
- Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger (March 26, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
- Algerian authorities step up harassment of print media (March 26, 2015)
Last week saw another attempt by the presidents office to intimidate the opposition media, exacerbating what has been a difficult climate for the Algerian press since President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas reelection in April 2014.
- Three emblematic victims of Syrias ruthless censorship (March 26, 2015)
On the eve of a long-delayed decision in the trial of Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and two of his assistants Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for their release.
- Guatemala: Officials prevent indigenous radio station from reopening (March 26, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the continuing persecution of community radio stations in Guatemala, where the mayor of Santa Eulalia, in the western department of Huehuetenango, forcibly prevented members of the indigenous Mayan community
- Human rights organisations alarmed by bill that will give surveillance agencies dangerous new powers (March 26, 2015)
Privacy International, Amnesty International, FIDH, the French League for Human Rights and Reporters Without Borders are alarmed by the expansive surveillance powers to be granted to surveillance agencies contained in a French bill
- Lawyers, Activists Urge Ontario Courts to Step in on Immigration Detention (March 26, 2015)
An innovative legal challenge is trying to force the Federal government to justify imprisonment of immigrants in a provincial court for the first time. The End Immigration Detention Network and lawyers for two long-term immigration detainees will
- Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day (March 22, 2015)
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence host event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world.
- Swazi writers still in jail a year later (March 22, 2015)
A year has passed since the respected journalist Bheki Makhubu was jailed in Africas last absolute monarchy. Reporters Without Borders is appalled by his unjustified two-year prison sentence for contempt of court.
- ADCO Kids Helping Kids Walkathon to take place May 4 to 15 (March 20, 2015)
From May 4 to 15, independent licensed child care programs belonging to the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario will participate in a province-wide fundraiser benefiting Ontarios four regional childrens hospitals.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2015 (March 18, 2015)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending February 28, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $76.5 billion
- Grassy Narrows Protestors Remain Firm in Message: No Logging in Grassy Narrows Territory (March 16, 2015)
Kenora Today, Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation Youth groups, Band Councilors, Drum Groups, Elders and others, are engaging in a multi-stage protest against logging in their territory.
- IFJ launches gender campaign for Asia-Pacifics women in media (March 16, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates have begun a campaign of gender action and discussion aimed at recognizing the vital role of women in the media and the need for rights and representation in decision-making roles
- Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban (March 16, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary Under the Dome and the closing down of a number of websites.
- IFIC welcomes completion of technology upgrades that pave the way for better investor disclosure (March 5, 2015)
The Investment Funds Industry of Canada welcomes the announcement by FundSERV that it has completed important network upgrades that pave the way for investors to receive clear, new information about the cost and performance of their mutual funds.
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for January 2015 (February 23, 2015)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending January 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.18 trillion.
- World Radio Day (February 12, 2015)
February 13 is World Radio Day, a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radios alike to promote access to information, free, independent and plural
- New standards aim to protect freelancers at risk (February 12, 2015)
A global network of freelance journalists, news media companies, advocacy organizations, and journalist safety groups today released a set of guidelines for freelance journalists working dangerous assignments and news organizations
- EFF Files FOIA Suit Over U.S. Marshals Spy Planes (February 12, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to shine light on the U.S. Marshals Service's (USMS) use of small aircraft mounted with controversial cell-phone tracking systems.
- IFJ Welcomes Release on Bail of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt (February 12, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the release on bail of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, imprisoned in Egypt since December 2013.
- No Weapons to Ukraine (February 11, 2015)
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned about the civil war in Ukraine in which thousands of civilians and soldiers, as many as 50,000 according to a credible German source, have already been killed.
- High-school youth to rally outside Ontario prison on Family Day (February 10, 2015)
High school aged youth from Peterborough and Toronto are changing the way they celebrate Family Day (February 16th) this year, rallying outside a maximum security prison in Lindsay, Ontario.
- NEBs green light for Line 9 sacrifices waterways, public health and the climate (February 9, 2015)
The National Energy Board (NEB) gave the green light to Enbridge Inc.'s contentious Line 9B pipeline on Feb 6, despite the company's failure to make necessary safety improvements. The decision means that critical safety measures will not be implement
- Sex Work Advocates Make Their Voices Heard While Ontario Considers Harmful New Sex Work Laws (February 9, 2015)
Sex worker advocates insist that Ontario Attorney General Meillleur must meet with them and consider the mounting opposition to the misguided laws.
- Religious leaders urged to sign Declaration on Freedom of Expression (February 5, 2015)
As part a campaign called "Freedom of expression has no religion," Reporters Without Borders is calling on leaders of all religions in France to sign its Declaration on Freedom of Expression.
- Information increasingly a rare commodity in Nigeria (February 5, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the glaring gaps in domestic news coverage in Nigeria in the run-up to the 14 February presidential election, especially in the northeastern state of Borno
- Palestinian civil society condemns Canadian government disinformation and repression against boycott movement (February 5, 2015)
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, has condemned the Canadian governments ramped up disinformation campaign
- January's Stupid Patent of the Month: A Method of Updating "Grass" in Video Games (February 2, 2015)
U.S. Patent 8,529,350 - Januarys Stupid Patent of the Month. The patenttitled "Method and System for Increased Realism in Video Games" - is owned by Utah-based troll White Knuckle LLC.
- Coalition of organizations call for the reinstatement of long-form census (February 2, 2015)
CJFE and 10 other organizations call on the Canadian government to pass Bill C-626 and reinstate the mandatory long-form census.
- CPJ welcomes release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste (February 2, 2015)
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was serving a seven-year prison sentence in Egypt for "conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood," was deported today, according to Egypt's state-run news agency.
- Well-known Azerbaijan journalist gets five years on absurd charge (February 2, 2015)
The latest victim of the crackdown that the authorities began last summer is the well-known journalist Seymour Khazi, who was sentenced to five years in prison on a trumped-up charge of aggravated hooliganism at the end of a sham trial yesterday.
- Police Raid Zunar's Office and Confiscate Books (February 2, 2015)
Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, on a speaking tour in England, got word in the early hours of Wednesday, January 28, that his office in Kuala Lumpur was being raided by police.
- New counterterrorism law in China deadly for online press freedom (February 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern over the National Security Law Bill which is soon to be considered by the Standing Committee of National Congress in China in March, 2015.
- Battle Over Google Subpoena Threatens Critical Online Free Speech Protections (February 2, 2015)
A high-profile battle over whether Google must respond to an unusual and dangerous subpoena raises fundamental concerns about federal free speech law and the protections it affords hosts of online content, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) arg
- EFF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Over Warrantless Searches of Hotel Records (February 2, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge brought by hotel owners against a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to access guest registers without consent, warrant, or
- EFF Wins Battle Over Secret Legal Opinions on Government Spying (February 2, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won its four-year Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over secret legal interpretations of a controversial section of the Patriot Act.
- Head of Burundi's most popular commercial radio station arrested (February 2, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns leading radio journalist Bob Rugurika's arbitrary detention for the past week and the charges brought against him, which include complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns last September.
- The IFJ mourns the killing of two journalists in Iraq (February 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional affiliate the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS) have today condemned the killing of the Iraqi photographer Adnan Abdul Razzaq, allegedly murdered by the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul
- The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz (February 2, 2015)
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all the responsibilities for the murder.
- China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control (February 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINAS MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
- Russia: the IFJ and the EFJ call for the release of Sergei Reznik (February 2, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and their Russian affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) call for the release of imprisoned Russian journalist and blogger Sergei Reznik.
- Six Eritrean journalists released after nearly six years in prison (February 2, 2015)
Six Eritrean journalists (Bereket Misghina, Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu and Basilios Zemo of Radio Bana, Meles Negusse Kiflu), who had been held since a wave of arrests in February 2009, were released probationally.
- Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge (February 2, 2015)
Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
- Tom Tomorrow Collection Donated to The OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (January 23, 2015)
Dan Perkins donates "Tom Tomorrow Collection" to The Ohio State University Libraries
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
- IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for December 2014 (January 21, 2015)
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending December 31, 2014, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.14 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $142 billion
- Justice Department finally stops harassing New York Times reporter (January 21, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that New York Times reporter James Risen will not be called to testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged with leaking classified information for book about the CIA published
- Accredition of journalists violates press freedom, says Philippine union (January 21, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in strongly criticizing the provision in House Bill 362, which seeks to amend Republic Act (R.A.) 53 Sotto Law to narrow the par
- Concern about bloggers condition after second flogging postponed (January 21, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the Saudi authorities have postponed blogger Raif Badawis second session of 50 lashes on medical grounds but is very concerned about his health and urges the authorities to abandon this barbaric punishmen
- Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines (January 21, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistans television and print media.
- Dangerous comments by pope on freedom of expression (January 21, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the extremely disturbing comments about freedom expression that Pope Francis made to journalists last week, in which he put respect for religion and faith above free speech and even defended the possible use of
- Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures (January 21, 2015)
Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores this political attempt to silence news organizations
- RSF and JDS urge new president to end violence against journalists (January 21, 2015)
In the wake of Sri Lankas 8 January presidential election, Reporters Without Borders and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) call on the new president, Maithripala Sirisena, to end the policy of violence against journalists
- Niger police attack media instead of protecting them (January 21, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that privately-owned media were attacked by police during demonstrations in Niamey on 17 and 18 January although President Mahamadou Issoufou has assured the international community he is committed to media
- IFJ and EFJ Call on Macedonian Authorities to Grant the Permanent Release of Journalist Kezarovski (January 21, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), together with their members in Macedonia the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (ZNM) and the Trade Union of Macedonian Journ
- Journalists and media attacked during general strike in Nepal (January 21, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates, the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU), in condemning several incidents of attacks on journalists and media workers during the general strike
- Bangladesh extends block to online voice and messaging services (January 21, 2015)
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile phone operators to block access to online voice and messaging services including, WhatsApp, mypeople and Line, while Viber and Tang
- Chinese media worker detained for three months without charge (January 21, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the illegal detention of a Chinese media worker for three months without reason and threats to a German journalist that her visa would be revoked for not assisting police
- Journalist paralyzed in attack dies a decade on, waiting for justice (January 21, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in expressing our deepest sympathies over the tragic death of a senior journalist, paralysed in 2005 following a failed assassination
- Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere (January 21, 2015)
Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies that threaten users' security and privacy
- Day Care Owner/Operators Welcome New Wage Enhancement for Staff (January 19, 2015)
ADCO members were pleased by the announcement of wage enhancement funding for RECEs working in all licensed child care settings, hope it signals Provincial recognition of the importance of licensed programs that are run as small businesses.
- Appel aux candidatures pour la Bourse d'études commémorative Sarah Beth Therien (January 19, 2015)
Posez votre candidature à la bourse d'études commémorative Sarah Beth Therien, octroi unique de 2 000 $ qui permet de reconnaître les chefs de file en matière de sécurité parmi les jeunes du Canada.
- Competition period opens for this year's Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship (January 19, 2015)
Competition opens for the annual Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship for Canadian youth who serve the cause of safety.
- Roma refugee family facing deportation to neo-Nazi violence in Hungary in two weeks; deportation will separate family (January 14, 2015)
Roma refugee family settled in Montreal for over three years could be deported before the end of January, forcing them to return with their ten year old daughter to a country where they faced racist violence.
- Une famille réfugiée rom est menacée de déportation vers des violences néo-nazies en Hongrie dans deux semaines; la déportation séparera la fam (January 14, 2015)
Une famille réfugiée rom habitant à Montréal depuis trois ans pourrait être déportée avant la fin janvier, ce qui forcerait les membres de la famille à retourner vers un pays où ils ont fait face à des violences racistes avec leur fille
- Charlie-berté : libérons lÊ¼information ! (January 14, 2015)
Les syndicats de journalistes (SNJ / SNJ-CGT / CFDT-Journalistes), avec leurs Fédérations FIJ (internationale) et FEJ (européenne), saluent les quelque quatre millions de citoyens qui ont participé aux marches et rassemblements dimanche à Paris
- Death threats for pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily in Hong Kong (January 14, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Hong Kong Journalist Association (HKJA) condemn death threats against a pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong.
- The IFJ supports its affiliate in Tunisia in its search for the two Tunisian journalists missing in Libya (January 14, 2015)
The IIFJ has declared its full support to the National Trade Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) in its efforts to investigate the claim made by the Islamic State (IS) in its efforts to investigate the claim made by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya
- Filipino journalist gunned down on way to work (January 14, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemning the murder of a Filipino journalist on the central island of Luzon.
- Hamburg newspaper firebombed after reprinting Mohammed cartoons (January 14, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by last nights arson attack on the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper after it published several Mohammed cartoons as a tribute to the Charlie Hebdo journalists who were murdered last week.
- Tribute to leading news site that was forced to close (January 14, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Uznews, ten years after its creation. This leading independent news website closed down last month.
- Journalists prosecuted for covering murder case involving presidents relatives (January 14, 2015)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal defamation proceedings against two independent Korean journalists, Kim Ou-joon and Choo Chin-woo, that have been under way for more than a year.
- RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons (January 7, 2015)
In response to todays shocking attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that cost 12 lives, Reporters Without Borders issues an international appeal to media editors to begin publishing Charlie Hebdos cartoons tomorrow.
- IFJ Condemns Killings of Media Staff in Shocking Attack on French Magazine Charlie Hebdo Office in Paris (January 7, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its French affiliates SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT in condemning the shooting that has taken place today at the offices of the French satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
- IFJ Condemns First Media Killing of 2015 in Yemen (January 6, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS) have today condemned the killing of Al-Masirah TV channel correspondent Khalid Mohammed al Washali
- Another brutal year for journalists in Pakistan (January 6, 2015)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express deep concerns over the miserable condition of journalists in the country as the IFJs annual List of Journalists and Media Staff Killed
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