Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Attend a free talk by the 2014 McLuhan Fellow, Cecilia ‘Cheche’ Lazaro, one of the most eminent broadcast journalists in the Philippines!
Wednesday, December 3, marked our 17th annual CJFE Gala.
Last night's Gala was a truly unforgettable evening for free expression. To those who attended, we invite you to revisit all of the Gala's highlights. To those who were unable to join us, you have all of the evening's best moments and content available right here.
View a gallery of photos from the evening. Thanks to Andrew Williamson for being our photographer for the night!
By Alexandra Zakreski
By Clare Shrybman
On the morning of November 23, 2009, a convoy of seven cars was driving through the Maguidanao province in the Philippines transporting civilians and journalists. Along its route, it was stopped by a roadblock of more than 100 men. The men, toting military grade weaponry, murdered all the passengers and tossed their lifeless bodies into mass graves crudely dug into the countryside.
His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa
Ambassador of Bahrain to Washington, D.C.
Bahrain Embassy-Washington, D.C.
3502 International Drive NW
Washington, D.C. 20008 USA
I am writing on behalf of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression around the world.
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mayfair Theatre
Address: 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Readings and an #EgyptLastWord screening will be held at 7 p.m.
The main event will begin at 8 p.m., when we'll watch the Oscar-nominated film War Photographer, a documentary that tells the story of James Nachtwey, a photojournalist who has covered more than 30 wars across three decades.
"Pictures are my testimony," he once said.
"The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."
By Naser Miftari
In advance of the Day of the Imprisoned Writer tomorrow, it’s important to take a moment and reflect on the dozens of journalists, editors and human rights activists imprisoned; whether held indefinitely pending charges or handed harsh penalties for exercising their right to free expression.
Dear CJFE members and supporters,
Preparations for this year’s Gala have been accelerating over the past month, and we are more excited than ever for the big evening! If you have not yet purchased your ticket, please visit this webpage and buy today.
In other news, this month CJFE has been reporting on concerning trends in Canada and following a number of major free expression issues around the world.
2014 CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting