The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression's new ads feature the blood-splattered pages of newspapers as an effort to both increase free speech and alert the public of the limits that some publications face. Cited in section two of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada and as the first amendment of the United States, free speech is the mightiest political tool.
Journalists that are stifled, squandered and oppressed from publishing vital information about government activity, troubling economic woes, or whatever information may be of important public interest, are not able to fulfil their duty as keeping the government honest and accountable. In democratic nations across the world, freedom of speech is one of the key ingredients to a successful and peaceful nation.
This campaign urges viewers to consider the freedoms that are enjoyed in Canada and other democratic nations worldwide, and work towards improving those that do not have this same urgent, essential component of civilized society.
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