FOE Committee Drafts Letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Premier

The Issues Group within the BPC's Freedom of Expression Committee drafted the following letter in reaction to the proposed increase of sales tax on books and the planned closure of libraries in … [Read more...]

Journalist and Author Mohamed Fahmy Wins Freedom to Read Award

>>From the Writer's Union of Canada Journalist and Author Mohamed Fahmy Wins Freedom to Read Award — free speech advocate was imprisoned for his work covering the Arab Spring — Toronto – … [Read more...]

Annoucing Freedom to Read Week 2016: February 21-27

ANNOUNCING FREEDOM TO READ WEEK 2016: FEBRUARY 21 – 27 Events across Canada celebrate freedom of expression, challenge censorship Toronto, January 26, 2016 — The Book and Periodical Council and its … [Read more...]

Canadian Library Association Releases 2014 Survey of Challenges to Resources and Policies in Canadian Libraries: Guaranteeing Library Access to “All” Expression?

>>From the Canadian Library Association Canadian Library Association Releases 2014 Survey of Challenges to Resources and Policies in Canadian Libraries: Guaranteeing Library Access to "All" … [Read more...]

CCLA and CJFE mount Charter challenge against Bill C-51

>>From Canadian Journalists for Free Expression TORONTO (July 21, 2015) — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are initiating a … [Read more...]

CJFE launches new fellowship supporting Canadian free expression initiatives

TORONTO (May 21, 2015) – Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is excited to announce the Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship, which will provide financial support to individuals or groups … [Read more...]

Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

>>From Pen Canada TORONTO, May 26, 2015 – Writer, artist and environmental activist Franke James will receive the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue … [Read more...]

Christiane Amanpour named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression

29 April 2015 – The United Nations agency mandated to promote and protect press freedom worldwide has named renowned journalist and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour its … [Read more...]

American Library Association releases State of America’s Libraries Report 2015

>>See the full report. In 2014, the Office for Intellectual Freedom received 311 reports regarding attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves. … [Read more...]

PEN Canada announces the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

>>From the PEN Canada website The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is given annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in the interest of freedom … [Read more...]