From injunctions, media exclusion zones and surveillance, to physical aggression, online harassment and ailing freedom-of-information systems, there is a growing list of challenges to journalists’ work.
Press freedom threats in Canada are not consistently tracked. Inspired by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, the Canadian Press Freedom Project (CPFP), an initiative of J-Source and its partners, aims to fill this gap.
The CPFP will be a free, online research hub documenting press freedom conditions nationwide and creating resources to help media workers navigate them.
J-Source is hoping to have your publications participate in the survey to ensure that the CPFP can best serve stakeholders by reflecting the types of incursions, concerns and areas of interest surrounding press freedom in Canada that affect how communities are served.
They ask for you to take some time (approximately 15 to 30 minutes) to share your experiences with us by filling out the CPFP questionnaire based on your work in media.
The questionnaire can be completed online in English or in French and will be open for submissions until May 9.
If you have any questions about the CPFP or how to complete our questionnaire, please send a note to: CPFP@j-source.ca.