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08 Feb NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL CARTOON COMPETITION

1. The theme for the 17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: F for fake Yesterday a global network with libertarian accents, has the Internet become a threat to democracies? Corporate-funded think tanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere and consumers often have difficulty in finding the source of the “information” they disseminate. The phenomenon is compounded by the fact that one doesn’t need to actually be where something is happening in order to report on it. Many have also criticized the role of algorithms used by social networks in limiting debate by enclosing their users in ideological bubbles. The term “fake news” has further been...

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06 Dec NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 CCWPF PRESS FREEDOM AWARD

Press release Celebrate and reward journalistic freedom. Nominations are now open for the 2017 CCWPF Press Freedom Award. 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 intimidation? Do you know of a reporter who has risked his/her safety or reputation for the sake of free speech? If so, why not nominate him or her for the annual Press Freedom Award from the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom? This annual award goes to a journalist or media worker in Canadian print, digital...

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29 Aug CCWPF Condemns Conviction Of Fahmy, Greste And Mohamed

OTTAWA – The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) condemns the conviction of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Australian colleague Peter Greste and Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed in connection for their work at Al-Jazeera English. An Egyptian judge sentenced Mr. Fahmy, Mr. Greste and Mr. Mohamed to three years in prison on Saturday for working without a press license and broadcasting material it claims was harmful to Egypt. The decision was the final judgement in the reporters’ retrial, which began in February and saw many delays along the way. The decision was denounced by rights groups and media organizations as an attack...

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