CNW named "official newswire" of Reporters without Borders Canada



    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - CNW Group, Canada's largest news and information
distribution service for professional communicators, today announced it is the
"official newswire" of Reporters without Borders Canada
    Reporters without Borders Canada is a non-for-profit organization that
defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing
their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries.
Reporters without Borders Canada fights against censorship and laws that
undermine press freedom and gives financial aid each year to journalists or
media outlets in difficulty (to pay for lawyers, medical care and equipment)
as well to the families of imprisoned journalists. The organization also works
to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.
    "CNW is where thousands of journalists look for full-text news and
information; and that's we use CNW to distribute our own corporate news and
information. CNW is also the longest serving newswire distribution service in
Canada, and they provide an automatic newsfeed direct to our website," said
Katherine Borlongan, Secretary General, Reporters without Borders Canada.
    "CNW is the leading source of full-text news in Canada since 1960. More
than 80 per cent of Canada's media companies use CNW to disseminate their own
corporate information, a fact that speaks not only to our credibility and
reliability in the news distribution business, but also to the long-standing
relationships CNW has built up over the years with Canada's journalism and
media organizations," said David Milliken, Senior Vice President, Media
Relations.

    About Reporters without Borders Canada

    Journalist François Bugingo founded Reporters Without Borders Canada in
2001 in Montreal. The organization's mission is to engage the media, public
opinion and political decision-makers in a constructive dialogue to enhance
the right to inform and be informed as well as make the general public aware
of the importance of press freedom in a democratic society.
    Through press releases and organized events like film screenings,
conferences with international guest speakers, etc., Reporters Without Borders
Canada encourages its fellow citizens and journalists to express their
solidarity for those colleagues who are languishing in prison around the
world. Pointing the finger at how governments restrict press freedom is often
the best way to apply pressure on governments concerned about their
international image.
    Unlike Canadians and Quebecers, people in many parts of the world do not
live in a democracy. Our organization relies on the solidarity of the public
and the media to help journalists imprisoned for exercising that most
fundamental of right: freedom of the press.

    About CNW Group

    Established in 1960, CNW Group is the Canadian expert in news and
information distribution services for professional communicators. CNW is part
of the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135
countries worldwide. CNW Group provides electronic distribution, targeting,
monitoring, translation, Webcast, broadcast and disclosure services to
corporate, government, association, labour, non-profit and other clients
around the world, helping them to connect with local and global audiences
including the news media, the investment community and the general public. CNW
Group is co-owned by two news distribution powerhouses: PR Newswire, based in
New York City, USA and PA Group, based in London, UK.





For further information:

For further information: Katherine Borlongan, Secretary General,
Reporters without Borders Canada, (514) 521-4111, rsfcanada@rsf.org,
www.rsfcanada.org; David Milliken, Senior Vice President, Media Relations, CNW
Group, (416) 863-5616, (416) 318-9579, David.Milliken@Newswire.ca,
www.newswire.ca


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