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Freedom of Expression and the Public's Right to Know

Genuine democracy, advancement of knowledge, individual self-development, and social justice depend on a society in which freedom of expression and the right to know are a reality for everyone. The Centre for Free Expression works to advance these rights though public education, advocacy, law reform, research, advisory services, policy analysis, assistance to courts, and organizational collaborations.

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News July 19, 2022

Julian Sher Joins Centre for Free Expression as a Senior Fellow

Julian Sher, an award-winning TV documentary writer and director, journalist, newsroom trainer, and author, has joined the Centre for Free Expression (CFE) as a Senior Fellow. “Julian Sher is a remarkable journalist, author, and newsroom trainer,” said James L. Turk, the Centre’s director. “The scope of Julian’s work and his achievements are exceptional.”
News July 5, 2022

CFE Names Ivor Shapiro Scholar-in-Residence

Ivor Shapiro has been appointed inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at the Centre for Free Expression (CFE) at Toronto Metropolitan University for 2022-23. The former chair of the School of Journalism at TMU, Shapiro will help lead the Centre’s expanding work on press freedom. “We are delighted to announce that Ivor Shapiro will be the CFE’s first Scholar in Residence,” said James L. Turk, CFE Director. “During the initial period as Scholar-In-Residence, he will be completing his new book on press freedom.” 
Page June 30, 2022

Centre for Free Expression helpline for whistleblowers

The Centre for Free Expression offers a free confidential helpline for whistleblowers and potential whistleblowers – those raising concerns about harm to the public interest, or considering doing so. Our help includes reliable information about options available to whistleblowers in Canada; expert review of your situation to determine possible courses of action; referral to other sources of assistance including lawyers, the media, support groups etc. How to contact us