OTTAWA, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Journalism advocates will be in Ottawa on Monday to make the case for removing CBC from omnibus budget Bill C-60. The bill would seriously compromise the independence of CBC/Radio-Canada.
Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
Charles Lynch Press Conference Room (130-S)
Parliament Hill, Centre Block
111 Wellington Street
- Brian Myles, President of la Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
- Hugo Rodrigues, President of Canadian Association of Journalists
- Arnold Amber, President of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
And several other groups representing thousands of journalists across Canada concerned about the impact of Bill C-60 on journalism.
"For decades, there has been the delicate balance between government control and a truly free, independent public broadcaster. This bill crashes through that, and could seriously affect what the CBC reports on, how it approaches programming, and how Canadians will think about the integrity of the CBC."
President of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)
"It is our duty in a democracy to fight to protect CBC's independence from any attempts at government control. Freedom of the press depends on it."
Président, Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ)
SOURCE: Canadian Media Guild
For further information:
Jeanne d'Arc Umurungi (firstname.lastname@example.org): 416-708-4628