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News May 1, 2019

CFE Senior Fellow Ken Rubin wins the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions to press freedom and freedom of information.

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom has named Ken Rubin, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Free Expression, as its 2018-19 recipient of the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions in pursuit of press freedom and freedom of information. 

In its announcement, the CCWPF recognized Rubin as “a tireless advocate for freedom of expression. He has helped promote improvements in freedom of information and privacy protection legislation in Canada, including amending the federal access act to penalize officials for record alteration violations.”

This award is named in honour of the late Spencer Moore, a founding director of CCWPF. Previous winners have been Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press; Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada; Bob Carty, CBC; and Arnold Amber, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.