Welcome to the Centre for Free Expression

The Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Our work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally.

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Local News: Connective Tissue That Holds A Community Together
May 18, 2017 by Anne McNeilly

As local newspapers across Canada are being downsized or shut down and the discussion increasingly turns to addressing the growing problem of fake news (indeed, the U.S. President calls any information he doesn’t like “fake”), there are still local newspapers valiantly determined to inform their communities and to speak truth to power. 

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An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau on Press Freedom
May 10, 2017

Global coalition of non-governmental organizations supporting press freedom sent the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau calling for passage of Bill S-231 which would provide legal protection for journalist-source privilege

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