CAJ condemns seizure of Journal de Montreal reporter’s computer

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Journalists adds its voice to those of its Quebec colleagues in criticizing the Surete de Quebec’s seizure of Michael Nguyen’s computer.

The computer was seized as a result of an investigation being conducted by Quebec’s judicial council based on Nguyen’s reporting of Quebec Court Judge Suzanne Vadeboncoeur behaviour published by the Journal de Montreal in June. The SQ are seeking information on the source of a video used as the basis for the reporting.

“Journalists are not police officers, officers of the court or part of law enforcement – to be so…

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CAJ on local news: Our submission to the House of Commons

Thank you for inviting us to appear here today. I’m Nick Taylor-Vaisey, the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists. I’m here today in that capacity, and do not speak on behalf of my employer. I’ll be sharing my time with Hugo Rodrigues, the CAJ’s past-president. Today, we’re speaking to you in Ottawa and from […]

Deadline extended for the Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship

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Announcing the recipients of the 2016 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship

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In wake of newsroom cuts, Canada should embrace non-profit journalism

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AKFC and CAJ announce third cycle of $25,000 international development reporting fellowship

Captivating stories from across the developing world are waiting to be told. Make your pitch to tell them. Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce the third cycle of the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. This unique opportunity challenges journalists to push the boundaries of development reporting and […]

Global, BuzzFeed cuts diminish public’s right to know

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Anti-secrecy recommendations must be acted on: CAJ

The Canadian Association of Journalists applauds an all-party committee of MPs for recommending reforms that could make the federal government less secretive. But it remains to be seen if Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will actually act on them.

The latest winner of the CAJ Code of Silence: FinTRAC

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Government “openness” policy may mean greater secrecy

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Introducing a new fellowship for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis journalists

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