3 Denials of access in 2024
1 Arrest/criminal charge in 2024
1 Physical attacks in 2024
3 Chilling statements in 2024
17 Denials of access in 2023
7 Chilling statements in 2023
3 Physical attacks in 2023
61 Online threats in 2023
12 Physical attacks in 2022
10 Denials of access in 2022
19 Intimidation/ harassment in 2022
6 Chilling statements in 2022


Chilling statement

Indian government blocks access to CBC documentary

The Indian government ordered YouTube and X to remove a CBC Fifth Estate documentary on the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Chilling statement

Sûreté du Québec officers sue Radio-Canada for defamation

Sûreté du Québec officers from Val-d’Or, Quebec are suing Radio-Canada and Radio-Canada journalist Josée Dupuis for defamation.

Physical attack

Canadian journalist alive after going missing for two weeks in Gaza 

Mansour Shouman, a Palestinian-Canadian journalist and aid worker in Gaza, disappeared for more than two weeks during heavy Israeli bombardment.

Arrest/criminal charge

Edmonton police arrest Ricochet journalist during encampment eviction

Edmonton police officers arrested Ricochet journalist Brandi Morin while she was reporting on the forced eviction of people, many of them Indigenous, living in an encampment in a vacant lot east of the city’s downtown. 

Chilling statement

Municipal government threatens to sue local newspaper

The village of Sainte-Pétronille, Que. threatened to sue local newspaper Autour de l’île.

Denial of access

Edmonton police deny access to journalists covering encampment eviction

Edmonton police denied access to journalists covering the forced eviction of people living in an encampment in Dawson Park, near central Edmonton. 

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The Canada Press Freedom Project was founded by J-Source in 2022 to provide data and educational resources surrounding freedom of the press. The project is dedicated to an ongoing, quantitative database of press freedom violations in Canada and tools and resources for media workers, organizations, researchers, educators, students and the public to understand and counter those threats.



The clouds move among the old growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

A history of ‘media exclusion zones’

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