Canadian media stand united against online harassment of journalists

A statement from media outlets across the country in support of journalists who are subjected to hatred, threats, and intimidation online
By staff - Published on Oct 08, 2021



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 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
  • Brunswick News
  • Canadas 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
  • CWA Canada
  • The Discourse
  • La Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Hebdos Québec
  • IndigiNews
  • Macleans
  • The Narwhal
  • National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
  • News Media Canada / Médias dInfo Canada
  • Pattison Media
  • PressProgress
  • Postmedia
  • La Presse
  • La Presse canadienne
  • Rogers Sports & Media
  • RTDNA Canada
  • Quebecor
  • Torstar
  • TVO
  • The Tyee
  • Unifor
  • The Walrus
  • The Weather Network / MétéoMédia
  • West End Phoenix
  • World Press Freedom Canada / Liberté de la presse Canada

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