CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

Speaker Series: 2010 a low point on free expression in Canada, CJFE speakers tell CEMA

January 26, 2015

PHOTOGRAPHS by CEMA Board member Alexander Gershtein

Canada did not fare well this year when it came to issues relating to free expression and journalism. The G8 and G20 summits made that quite clear. Several CEMA members in attendance on February 3 were interested in finding out how they could provide support for colleagues back home, and if CJFE was in a position to help. This year, CJFE celebrates 30 years of work in the international community with participation in such programs as the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), the Journalist in Distress Fund and fellowship opportunities to Latin American and Caribbean journalists.