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Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group statement on media freedom in Egypt

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group express concern at the continued restrictions on media freedom in Egypt, including the recent arrest and intimidation of individuals associated with journalist Khaled el-Balshy, editor-in-chief of the news website Darb. In particular, the Coalition is concerned by the arrest of Kamal el-Balshy, brother of Khaled, on September 20, 2020. The Coalition urges authorities to allow journalists in Egypt to practise their profession without fear of arrest or reprisal.


Biographical notes

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:


Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:


Address by Minister Gould to Canadian International Council

| Global Affairs Canada | speeches

It has been nearly a year since I became minister of international development, and if this year has taught me anything, it is to reinforce how intricately connected our world is—from security to global health, inequality to climate change. Canada is intimately impacted by what is happening around the world.


Minister Ng to visit local small business in Ontario to highlight revamped CanExport program

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, along with Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora, will meet with Aurora-based small business STEM Minds to highlight the revamped CanExport program, and learn about the company’s success in expanding into international markets. A brief media availability will follow.


Reminder: Media registration opens for Global Conference for Media Freedom

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

The Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020 will convene a broad group of experts, including foreign ministers, high-level government officials, journalists, media organizations, international organizations, and civil society representatives to help address the challenges to media freedom and promote the health of the global information.


Belarus sanctions 

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Belarusian officials in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Belarus.


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