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By CMG  •  Posted on November 21, 2016

Unions representing journalists across the country are adding their voice to advocates who are calling for a shield law to protect journalistic sources and press freedom in Canada. The calls for guaranteed protection come as serious revelations show that journalists … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 14, 2016

You or someone you know can send in submissions for the 2017 Canadian Hillman Prize. The prestigious Hillman Awards honour excellence in journalism “in service of the common good”.  The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2017. You can submit … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 1, 2016

The surreptitious monitoring by police of the mobile phone of La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé is a severe violation of press freedom in Canada, a coalition of Canadian journalism unions and industry groups says. “A free press relies on journalists being able to meet … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 28, 2016

Stephen Harper may no longer be prime minister — but his influence on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lingers. While the new Liberal government plans to invest $675 million over five years “to modernize and revitalize CBC/Radio Canada in the digital … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 31, 2016

The protection of sources is a foundational principle of journalism, making crucial reporting like Makuch’s coverage of ISIS possible in the first place. By forcing Makuch to hand over his notes to the RCMP, or go to jail, the court has undermined press freedom—a critical component of our democratic society. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 24, 2016

The media industry is in turmoil. By CMG’s rough calculation, the industry has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2008. A recent study predicts another 15,000 jobs will be lost by 2020 in television alone. Cuts, even closures have become routine and are having a devastating impact on workers and families. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 3, 2016

As digital media and the number of journalists and other media workers employed online grow, so do the concerns about low wages, highly pressured working conditions and summary firings. In order to protect this emerging generation of media workers, and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 29, 2016

CMG appeared at a CRTC hearing today to make the case that local news is in crisis. The union shared with the Commission stories of how massive media cuts are undermining local news and programming, with examples from across Canada. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 27, 2016

The Freelance Branch of the Canadian Media Guild will now offer a media card, available to its journalist members. “We’ve heard from our members that having a media card may make it easier for them to gain access to events … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 25, 2016

Members of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) support their colleagues who launched a strike at the Chronicle-Herald this weekend after unproductive talks with the newspaper’s management. The workers are striking over unreasonable company demands, including wage cuts, longer hours, end … Read more »

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