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05 May CBC SASKATCHEWAN, 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, given annually to Canadian journalists or media workers who have made an outstanding contribution to press freedom. Shawn McCarthy, President of the Ottawa-based Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) will present the Award at a luncheon celebration beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Chateau Laurier Fairmont Hotel Ballroom on May 2. The event, co-hosted by CCWPF and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO marks the UNESCO-designated, internationally-celebrated World Press Freedom...

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15 Mar 2017 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM AWARDS LUNCHEON

Greetings from the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) We invite you to join us at the 19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon.  Join journalists, politicians, academics, media executives and others who champion the vital role of the press and free expression in fostering democracy and open government. Our keynote speaker will be Ann Telnaes, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoon2st for the Washington Post. Ms. Telnaes creates editorial cartoons in various mediums- animation, visual essays, live sketches, and traditional print. She is also president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and is a passionate advocate for freedom...

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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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