Canadian Journalists for Free Expression has called an emergency meeting to reconsider a statement it released earlier this month condemning “one-sided use” of military force against journalists and civilians in Gaza and asking Canada to pressure Israel to initiate an investigation into “the massacre.”
The statement triggered controversy over the journalistic organization’s mandate. In the days since it was released, critics have slammed the statement for overstepping the group’s role in defending free expression domestically and around the world, and for seemingly taking a position in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict.
At an emergency meeting Tuesday evening, the board was expected to determine its next steps and reconsider the process statements go through before being published.
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