RTDNA Canada Welcomes Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy

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  • September 24, 2015

RTDNA Canada welcomes the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy from prison in Egypt. Fahmy who recently lost his second trial on terrorism-related charges, was pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In welcoming the decision, RTDNA President Ian Koenigsfest called for the release of all journalists imprisoned around the world. “No journalist should be


RTDNA Canada Saddened by Virginia Shootings

RTDNA Canada is shocked and saddened in the senseless killing of a television reporter and photographer this morning in Virginia. WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were fatally shot while appearing on-air. Video from the broadcast shows the reporter interviewing a person about local tourism at a local shopping mall when several shots


RTDNA Canada supports CTV’s Tom Walters

TORONTO, ON August 12, 2015 – RTDNA Canada opposes in the strongest terms the charges laid against CTV News correspondent Tom Walters filed by St. Louis County while he reported on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri last year. RTDNA President Ian Koenigsfest said, “ Tom was simply doing his job under extremely trying conditions and we call on


RTDNA Joins RTDNA Canada in Opposing RCMP Decision

By Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director The sudden decision by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the national police service in Canada, to stop releasing the names of people who are crime victims or die in accidents is a bad policy. RTDNA joins our Canadian colleagues at RTDNA Canada in opposing the RCMP decision. As


RTDNA Opposes New Policy by RCMP

TORONTO, ON July 20, 2015 – RTDNA Canada opposes a new policy by the RCMP not to release names of homicide victims, or the names of accident victims. RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest says, “We believe that the release of names of major crime and fatal accident victims is in the public interest, and should


Solomon Allegations

June 11, 2015 – RTDNA Canada supports the statement issued on June 10, 2015 by Jennifer McGuire, editor-in-chief of CBC News following the firing of CBC host Evan Solomon over conflict-of-interest allegations. Lamenting the state of journalism in Canada, McGuire said, “Its time for every single professional journalist and media organization to stop providing ammunition” All