CJFE Q&A on digital privacy and free expression

Via Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)

Dear CJFE members and supporters,

Mark it in your calendars, we have an event you don’t want to miss!

Online Q&A: Digital privacy and free expression

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Location: CJFE.org

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Hashtag: #CJFElive

More information: https://cjfe.org/resources/features/online-qa-digital-privacy-and-free-expression

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The Book and Periodical Council and Raconteurs Present: CENSORED. Tomorrow Night!

Come join us tomorrow night for  BPC and Raconteurs Present: CENSORED. Tales True and Personal. Six storytellers with share accounts of censorship as part of Freedom to Read Week. the Canadian Library Association and the Writers’ Union of Canada will also be presenting awards. The event will take place Thursday, February 28 at the Garrison (1197 … Read more

Announcing 29th Annual Freedom to Read Week

Events across Canada Support Freedom of Expression, Challenge Censorship

Via the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee

The Book and Periodical Council and Freedom of Expression Committee  are pleased to announce the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week, with events taking place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada from February 24 to March 2, 2013.

Incorporating public readings and panel discussions, challenged book displays and a kit for educators, Freedom to Read Week provides an opportunity for Canadians to express themselves on the issues of censorship and the right to free speech and opinion.

“Freedom to choose what we read is a basic right, yet it continues to be challenged in our libraries and schools every year,” said Marg Anne Morrison, chair of the Freedom of Expression Committee. “With Freedom to Read Week, we invite Canadians to place such challenges under scrutiny, and to debate and discuss how they affect us all.”

A complete list of events and locations is available at freedomtoread.ca. Event organizers are encouraged to share their plans with Freedom to Read Week organizers through the same web address.

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