Saturday, March 23, 2019

Hamilton police should drop charges against journalist: CAJ

The Canadian Association of Journalists joins those who are outraged at the arrest of two journalists by the Hamilton Police Service on May 16.

Online campaign to raise funds for indigenous writers tops $45,000

A campaign to raise money for a prize recognizing emerging indigenous writers has blown well past its $10,000 goal.

CRTC DECISION SPELLS POTENTIAL DISASTER SAYS WRITERS GUILD OF CANADA

Yesterday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) dealt a major blow to Canadian screenwriters — and Canadian audiences.

Jonathan Kay resigns as editor of The Walrus amid ‘appropriation prize’ backlash

Kay is one of several prominent Toronto journalists to support the ex-editor of The Writers’ Union of Canada magazine, Hal Niedzviecki.

Editor quits amid outrage after call for ‘Appropriation Prize’ in writers’ magazine

Write magazine’s Hal Niedzviecki resigns after his piece in issue devoted to Indigenous writing suggests white middle-class writers explore “the lives of people who aren’t like you.”

Globe and Mail takes top honours at National Newspaper Awards

The Globe and Mail took top honours at the 68th National Newspaper Awards, winning in 11 of 21 categories. The Globe's Mark MacKinnon, was named 2016 Journalist of the Year for his report on the Syrian teenagers who sparked the Syrian war, Britain's referendum on the European Union, the attempted coup in Turkey, and the period of instability that is gripping the world.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Press Freedom Day

"Every year, on May 3rd, we celebrate the fundamental principle of freedom of the press, and the important role journalists play in promoting democracy around the world..."

No Strike! Writers Guild Reaches Last-Minute Deal

The W.G.A. and the A.M.P.T.P. were able to come up with a new deal mere hours before the last contract expired.

Christie Blatchford served with libel notice

The National Post columnist falsely defamed her and never contacted her to get her side of the story, says Tarrah McPherson

WINNERS OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF CANADA AWARDS

On April 24th, 2017, the Writers Guild of Canada held the 21st annual national awards honouring excellence in screenwriting.

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