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Canadian media stand united in support of all journalists against online hate, threats and harassment

The Narwhal is among more than a dozen organizations coming together to oppose attacks against journalists and find ways to better protect the people bringing you the news

A strong, diverse media is vital for a well-informed, democratic society. While criticism is an integral part of journalism and democracy, there can be no tolerance for hate and harassment of journalists or for incitement of attacks on journalists for doing their jobs. That these attacks inordinately target women and racialized journalists speaks to the motivation of the people engaging in this behaviour.

We are united in supporting our journalists and newsrooms against those who seek to silence their stories and threaten their safety. Together, we will continue to advocate for industry-wide responses to end this behaviour.

  • APTN
  • Bell Media
  • Canada’s National Observer
  • Canadaland
  • Canadian Association of Black Journalists
  • The Canadian Association of Journalists
  • The Canadian Journalism Foundation
  • The Canadian Press
  • CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Corus Entertainment
  • La Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Narwhal
  • Postmedia
  • La Presse
  • La Presse Canadienne
  • Quebecor
  • Torstar
  • The Walrus

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