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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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BPC Bulletin August 29, 2022

BPC Bulletin: Online Attacks on Canadian Female Minority Journalists

In Canada, female journalists, especially female journalists who belong to minorities, regularly find hateful abuse directed at them on social media and elsewhere. The abuse has provoked concern and alarm in the Canadian news media and Parliament. “This is an organized campaign to threaten and intimidate journalists into silence and undermine the freedom of the press in Canada,” said Brent Jolly, the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).
News August 23, 2022

El Jones joins the Centre for Free Expression as a Senior Fellow

The Centre for Free Expression has named El Jones as its newest Senior Fellow. “We are delighted that El Jones is joining the Centre for Free Expression as a Senior Fellow,” said James L. Turk, the CFE’s director. “She has been a leading voice in Canada on human rights, antiracism, and social justice.”
Blog August 12, 2022

Judges Judging Judges

Justice David Spiro assisted the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), along with B’nai Brith, in blocking an appointment to the Directorship of the Law School’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto. CIJA did not approve of Dr Valentina Azarova’s
Database August 1, 2022

Base de données des contestations de la bibliothèque

La base de données des contestations de la bibliothèque du Centre pour la liberté d’expression (CLE) contient les contestations auxquels les bibliothèques ont été confrontées concernant des articles de leur collection, leurs affiches, leurs programmes, l’utilisation de leurs locaux et leur accès informatique.