CJFE launches new fellowship supporting Canadian free expression initiatives

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has launched the Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship, which will provide financial support to individuals or groups working on projects that further the growth of free expression in Canada. The Fellowship will be awarded annually to aid projects that contribute to the protection and analysis of free expression issues in Canada. Fellowship applicants must demonstrate a clear link to a free expression issue in Canada and make a solid contribution to advancing this issue. This year’s recipient will receive a grant of up to $7,000.

The deadline for application submissions for the 2015-2016 Fellowship is Friday, June 26, 2015. The first fellowship will commence in September 2015.

The Fellowship has been created in memory of Bob Carty, a tireless defender of free expression and press freedom for all Canadians. Carty was a multiple award-winning journalist, activist and veteran CJFE Board member.

More information on the program is available at cjfe.org/cartyfellowship.