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- 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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