To protect Canadians’ freedom of expression, we must defend press freedom.
Journalists are often targeted for exercising their right to publish ideas and information. Jessica Kim and Spencer Izen learned this firsthand. As student journalists, they spoke against censorship pressures in their school newspaper. Now they’re co-campaign directors of Canada’s first student journalism protection legislation.
They are the Book and Periodical Council’s 2023 Champions of Free Expression. Watch their interview with Avleen Dhaliwal to find out how their fight for press freedom earned the support of law and journalism organizations across the country.