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May 01, 2019, 08:00 ET Telegraph-Journal reporter wins 2019 Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Michael Robinson, of The Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, New Brunswick will be recognized as the winner of the 21st Press Freedom Award at the annual luncheon celebrating ...


Apr 08, 2019, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Celebrating World Press Freedom Day May 2 in Ottawa

OTTAWA, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom will hold its annual luncheon on May 2 to mark UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day and honour award-winning journalists What: ...


Mar 22, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- HARD TRUTHS + FAKE NEWS - A timely boot camp for users of democracy and defenders of press freedom/

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication invite journalists, decision-makers and all those who care about...


Feb 28, 2019, 08:00 ET HARD TRUTHS + FAKE NEWS - A timely boot camp for users of democracy and defenders of press freedom

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication invite journalists, decision-makers and all those who care about...


Feb 26, 2019, 13:47 ET Update - Nominations extended for 2019 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public's right to know, or by legal manoeuvres or political...


Feb 04, 2019, 08:00 ET Nominations open for 2019 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public's right to know, or by legal manoeuvres or political...


May 02, 2018, 08:41 ET Newfoundland's online publication, The Independent, wins Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Newfoundland's The Independent will be recognized as the winner of the 20th Press Freedom Award at the annual luncheon celebrating the UNESCO-designated World Press...


May 01, 2018, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Celebrating World Press Freedom Day May 3 in Ottawa/

OTTAWA, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom will hold its annual luncheon on May 3 to mark UNESCO's world press freedom day and honour award-winning journalists...


Apr 18, 2018, 09:34 ET Media Advisory - Celebrating World Press Freedom Day May 3 in Ottawa

OTTAWA, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom will hold its annual luncheon on May 3 to mark UNESCO's world press freedom day and honour award-winning journalists...


Apr 16, 2018, 07:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Government life support for local media: April 17 Panel discussion in Ottawa to debate pros, cons/

OTTAWA, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - What: Everyone agrees that local media are vital organs of democracy, yet shrinking finances have forced many local news organizations to close their doors. The Feb. 27...


Apr 03, 2018, 07:30 ET Media Advisory - Government life support for local media: April 17 Panel discussion in Ottawa to debate pros, cons

OTTAWA, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - What: Everyone agrees that local media are vital organs of democracy, yet shrinking finances have forced many local news organizations to close their doors. The Feb. 27...


Feb 05, 2018, 08:30 ET Nominations Open for 2018 CCWPF Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public's right to know, or by legal manoeuvres or...


May 02, 2017, 08:00 ET CBC Saskatchewan and La Presse Journalists Share Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - CBC Saskatchewan's Geoff Leo and Paul Dornstauder together with Patrick Lagacé and his newspaper La Presse will be honoured as co-winners of the 19th Press Freedom Award,...


Mar 29, 2017, 10:52 ET Washington Post's award-winning cartoonist to address Ottawa press freedom luncheon

OTTAWA, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Ann Telnaes, The Washington Post's Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist and President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, will be the keynote speaker at...


Jan 11, 2017, 08:03 ET Feb. 1 Deadline for Press Freedom Award Nominations

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ottawa-based Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) announced today that February 1 is the deadline for nominations for this year's Press Freedom Award,...


Dec 15, 2016, 12:50 ET Celebrate and reward journalistic freedom. Nominations are now open for the 2017CCWPF Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Do you know a journalist or media employee whose work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy over the public's right to know, or by legal manoeuvres or political...


Oct 17, 2016, 11:34 ET Media Advisory - One Year Later: the Liberal government's record on transparency

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - What is the Liberal government's record on open government after its first year in power? What are its plans for reforming the Access-to-Information regime? On Tuesday...


May 03, 2016, 09:00 ET Journalist wins press freedom award for fighting RCMP seizure of correspondence with alleged ISIS militant

OTTAWA, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - A Canadian journalist who is currently fighting an RCMP seizure of his correspondence with a former Calgary resident alleged to be an ISIS militant will be honoured at the ...


Mar 15, 2016, 16:44 ET Committee seeks nominations for Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, March 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ottawa-based Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom ( CCWPF) is seeking nominations for its 18th Press Freedom Award to be presented at a World Press Freedom...


Jan 04, 2016, 08:49 ET Recognizing journalists as defenders of free speech - Announcing May 3, 2016 World Press Freedom Day celebration in Ottawa - Call for award winner nominations

OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) will honour a Canadian journalist who has made an outstanding contribution in the past 15 months to the right of...


Apr 20, 2015, 07:35 ET Media Advisory - Kathy Gannon, veteran Afghanistan reporter to be honoured at April 30 World Press Freedom luncheon

OTTAWA, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Kathy Gannon- AP Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan -who narrowly escaped with her life after a gun attack in Afghanistan last year, will be...


Mar 12, 2015, 10:27 ET Kathy Gannon to speak at April 30 World Press Freedom luncheon

OTTAWA, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Associated Press Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan Kathy Gannon will speak on "Press Freedom – Fact or Fiction" at this year's World Press...


Jan 29, 2015, 10:05 ET Press freedom group debates free speech questions in light of Paris's Charlie Hebdo massacre

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - What limits do we place on the freedom of expression, and how should we accommodate religious and cultural sensitivities? In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, ...


Jan 07, 2015, 21:21 ET The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom condemns the murderous attack on France's satirical Charlie Hebdo, and the killing of its journalists

OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom condemns the murderous attack on France's satirical Charlie Hebdo, and the killing of its journalists. The CCWPF espouses...


May 01, 2014, 11:17 ET Jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy wins World Press Freedom Award

OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - An Egyptian-Canadian journalist currently detained in a Cairo prison will be honoured as the 16th winner of the World Press Freedom Award at the Canadian Committee for...