Canadian Media Stand United in Support of All Journalists against Online Hate, Threats, and Harassment

The Walrus joins other Canadian media organizations in defending the safety and integrity of all journalists from online harassment and hate

A graphic with logos of the following Canadian Media companies: APTN, Bell Media, Brunswick News, Canada’s 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, Maclean’s, The Narwhal, National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, News Media Canada / Médias d’Info 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, and World Press Freedom Canada / Liberté de la presse Canada

October 5, 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 for 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.

● Bell Media
● Brunswick News
● Canada’s 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
● Maclean’s
● The Narwhal
● National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
● News Media Canada / Médias d’Info Canada
● Pattison Media
● PressProgress
● Postmedia
● La Presse
● La Presse canadienne
● Rogers Sports & Media
● RTDNA Canada
● Quebecor
● Torstar
● The Tyee
● Unifor
● The Walrus
● The Weather Network / MétéoMédia
● West End Phoenix
● World Press Freedom Canada / Liberté de la presse Canada

Media contact:
Monita Mohan, marketing manager

The Walrus Staff