The Canada Press Freedom Project is a hub for information and education surrounding freedom of the press issues in Canada.

The project is dedicated to building professional community and public awareness around media rights in Canada by maintaining an ongoing database of press freedom violations, and tools and resources for media workers, organizations, educators and students to understand and counter those threats.

Launched by J-Source in 2022, the CPFP was developed with the support of the inaugural Michener-L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education. It is inspired by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, which was founded by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2017.


Steph Wechsler

Managing editor

Riley Sparks


Pascale Malenfant

Legal education reporter

Sonya Fatah

Senior editor

Christopher Waddell

Senior editor


Sonya Fatah


H.G. Watson


Amber Bracken

United Photojournalists of Canada

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Digital Democracies Institute

Brent Jolly

Canadian Association of Journalists

Carlos Martins

WeirFoulds LLP

Martin O'Hanlon

CWA Canada

Karyn Pugliese

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Julie Sobowale

Canadian Association of Black Journalists