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Maurice Ali
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FOF And IAIJ: Ten Years In Review!


By Maurice Ali, President:
Fortress Of Freedom Inc.
FOF RECORDS Inc.
MORE VISION Inc.
International Archiving Of Independent Journalists Inc.
FOF Entertainment
IAIJ-FOF Group of Companies






Ten years of Fortress of Freedom and IAIJ. It is those two entities that started on an internet message board on October 3, 2003. Exactly ten years later we are looking at a much larger organizations with a conglomerate of five corporations add several private companies all dedicated to media access and advocacy! What follows below is an exhaustive compilation of our achievements in the past ten years, and hopefully many more in the years to come!



ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE


The IAIJ-FOF Group is a conglomerate of corporations and private companies. A brief synopsis of who we are will follow.

The Fortress Of Freedom Conglomerate Of Companies!

The IAIJ-FOF Group of companies comprises a conglomerate of companies consisting of four nationally registered corporations in Canada and two provincially registered companies in the province of Ontario, Canada. The four corporations are capable of operating internationally and conducting meetings and business electronically. Documents and certification can be viewed as follows (just click on the appropriate company name):

Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

FOF RECORDS Inc.

MORE VISION Inc.

International Archiving Of Independent Journalist Inc.

FOF ENTERTAINMENT

IAIJ-FOF Group


These companies exist to provide freedom of expression and access of the ordinary person to the mass media:


International Archiving Of Independent Journalists Inc.; is a corporation which archives, verifies and validates journalists internationally providing third party proof of a member's status as a journalist and all international protections available therein.

Fortress Of Freedom Inc. is a corporation devoted to promoting freedom of expression by allowing the average individual to participate in the mass media.

MORE VISION Inc. is a corporation that participates in the physical manifestations of it's parent company, Fortress Of Freedom Inc., in the companies home location. It is also an advertising company offering in-house advertising services to small time businesses and individuals.

FOF RECORDS Inc. is a subsidiary of Fortress Of Freedom Inc. acting as a record label for FOF Inc. music performers.

International Association of Independent Journalists Inc. is a not-for-profit offering support and advocasy for citizen journalists.

FOF ENTERTAINMENT is private company created to add logistical support to all our enterprises and will only do business with FOF GROUP companies.

IAIJ-FOF GROUP is private company created to add logistical support to all our enterprises.

All IAIJ-FOF Group corporations are debt-free corporations with 100,000 issues of common stock each.


Global Access



In the Past ten years we have increased our access to people with offices in Toronto and London as well as access points around the world:

Canada: You can contact us by phone in Canada (Toronto, Canada) at:
(416) 617-0892
(647) 918-2282
(416) 493-3748 (Office land-line)
(905) 415-0332 (Fax)

All correspondence can sent to:

IAIJ-FOF GROUP
(Fortress Of Freedom Inc.)
15 Allstate Parkway
Suite 600
Markham, Ontario
Canada, L3R 5B4

United Kingdom: You can contact us by phone in the United Kingdom (London, England) at: 07943880072

India: You can contact us by phone in India (New Delhi, India and surrounding area) at: 07452212828

Japan: You can contact us by phone in Japan (Tokyo, Japan) at: 8134-589-5097

Estonia: You can contact us by phone in Estonia (and surrounding area) at: 372-81-490-156

United States of America: You can contact us by phone in the United States of America (Beaumont, Texas) at: 1-409-767-8023





Journalist News gathering and Advocacy:

The past 10 years have seen the birth of a journalist organization, the birth of a newspaper and the birth of a journalist association with advocacy at the international level!




Our first press card become a reality in late December, 2003 and marked the first major accomplishment by our organization. Here was a press card with URL support that could verify and validate journalist credentials from a cell phone to the most obsolete computer in the most backward parts of the world. This was accomplished by having what we billed as the world's most accessible web site with the fastest page presentations possible. A true accomplishment! This became IAIJ, a journalist support group and then International Archiving Of Independent Journalists Inc. which archives journalist credentials and does credential verification.

Our newspaper called The Fortress became a reality in early April, 2004. The newspaper is currently a university paper distributed out of York University. The paper allows amateur and established journalists an unbiased platform for their news stories. This will be a permanent fixture in our organization.

Electronic News Gathering or ENG became a reality for our organization in late September, 2004 and promises to become one of the most important elements at Fortress Of Freedom!

The International Association of Independent Journlists Inc. became a registered not-for-profit on February 12, 2008.

IAIJ became an institutional member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO in 2011!

IAIJ completed its extensive citizen journalist survey in 2012!

IAIJ became a panelist and presented its findings of its citizen journalist survey at the WSIS+10 Review Meeting held in Paris, France in 2013!


FOF ENTERTAINMENT

The past ten years has shown FOF enter all forms of entertainment and at its highest levels!


Film Production



Fortress Of Freedom made it's first film called "Real Life" in 2007. The organization currently has two other films in production with National Film Board support for at least one project.




Television Production



Broadcast Network Television became a reality with The Fortress TV Show which aired on The Global Television Network in 2005. A second show titled "The Life and Times of Donald "Boots" Brasseur aired on CTV in 2009. The corporation currently has sixteen TV productions ongoing.



The List Of Shows:

1. The Fortress Experiment
2. The Fortress TV Show
3. The Making Of AAVRY KNAPP: Daze In My Life - Part 1
4. The Making Of AAVRY KNAPP: Daze In My Life - Part 2
5. The Life And Times Of Donald "Boots" Brasseur
6. TWENTY6HUNDRED: Free With Purchase
7. The Fortress Variety Show Part 1
8. Real Life: Part 1
9. Real Life: Part 2
10. The Free Press: Part 1
11. The Free Press: Part 2
12. The Fortress Variety Show: Part 2
13. FOFSTOCK Part 1
14. FOFSTOCK Part 2
15. Epilogue Part 1.
16. Epilogue Part 2.




Music Production



Fortress Of Freedom Records became a reality and we now have over 130 songs in our catalogue. Our music includes all genres from instrumental to rock, alternative, rap and folk. what follows is a list of all artists and songs produced over the past 10 years:

Complete Music Compilations

A Slant On Life And Living: By Dave Getchell
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Daze In My Life: By AAVRY KNAPP
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

AAVRY KNAPP: Greatest Hits: By AAVRY KNAPP
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Real Life: By Shane Murphy
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Free With Purchase: By TWENTY6HUNDRED
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Flow With Me: By Gritz
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Memories Of Christmas: By Donald "Boots" Brasseur
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Hyperventilation: By Shaun Kelly
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

A Maze Of Music: By Donald "Boots" Brasseur
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

LOST: By Willis Hiscock
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Speechless: By Corey Johnson
Produced by Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Above Average: By Yung Spot
Produced by Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Tomorrow: By BUTTONZ (Jessica King)
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.

Battlefield: By Maurice Ali
Produced By Fortress Of Freedom Inc.





Concerts



Fortress Of Freedom live events became a reality with the FOFSTOCK music festival held at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on August 1, 2011. The event was also captured on video for television broadcast at a later date




Book Publishing

Over the past ten years FOF has published the following books:



"Protest: The Fall Of Civil Disobedience" - By Maurice Ali

"A Slant On Life And Living" - By Dave Getchell

"Immaterial Forms of Energy And Their Interaction" - by Anna Wendland

"A Family Half Done" - Tabitha Blair

"The Road And Other Stories" - By Anna Wendland

Fortress Of Freedom is also a book publisher recognized by the Federal Government of Canada.




ADVERTISING




In the past ten years Fortress Of Freedom has advertised from it's subsidiary company MORE VISION Inc. which provides in-house and business services to business in the advertising industry and television distribution to broadcasters. More Vision has been in existence for many years finally being incorporated in 2008 in Canada operating in North America and the UK and EU with a satellite office in London, England. More Vision Inc. distributed advertising media and television entertainment has been transmitted nation-wide in Canada and the eastern United States of America. More Vision Inc. currently holds business accounts or has contracted with some of the largest media companies in Canada such as: Bell Media, Shaw Communications, Corus Entertainment, Rogers Communications. More Vision Inc. as also aired television programming with the following companies: CTV Television Network, Global Television Network, "A" Channel Toronto, CKVR Barrie, CIII-DT (Global - Toronto). More Vision Inc. has also aired media on the following radio stations: CFNY (102.1FM), CFXJ (Flow 93.5FM), CKLN (88.1FM), CIUT 88.1FM. More Vison Inc. has promoted events at the Toronto Star Newspaper and Now Magazine. More Vision Inc. sponsored events has worked with: Yonge-Dundas Square Corporation, City of Toronto.

We aired our first radio advertisement on Toronto FM station CKLN in early June, 2004. The broadcast reached a population of eight million people in southern Ontario. The ad played for over one month during the controversial "rude awakening" show on Wednesday mornings. Our first on-air broadcast!

Our first television show and television ad played on The Fortress TV Show in September, 2005. This Canadian program and commercial reached a broadcast population of 40 million people in Canada and northern New York State and Michigan in terrestrial signal and cable and satellite.

Our second television show played on CTV in July, 2009. This Canadian program reached a broadcast population of 44 million people in Canada and northern United States in terrestrial signal and cable and satellite.

Move Vison handled the concert promotion for FOFSTOCK with Print and radio advertising on some of Canada's biggest radio stations and Canada's largest newspaper!



A List Of All Websites Connected With The IAIJ-FOF Group:

Over the past ten years we have started many websites and here is a list of some of them:

Fortress Of Freedom Inc.
http://fortressoffreedom.com

International Archiving Of Independent Journalists Inc.
http://iaij.com

International Association Of Independent Journalists Inc.
http://iaij.org

FOF RECORDS Inc.
http://fofrecords.ccom

MORE VISION Inc.
http://morevision.ca

FOF Entertainment
http://fofentertainment.com

FOFSTOCK
http://fofstock.com

The Fortress Experiment
http://thefortressexperiment.com

The Fortress Newspaper
http://thefortressexperiment.com

Fortress Of Freedom Think Tank
http://fortressoffreedom.org

Maurice Ali
http://mauriceali.com

AAVRY KNAPP
http://aavryknapp.com

TWENTY6HUNDRED
http://twenty6hundred.com

Shane Murphy
http://shanemurphy.ca

Gritz
http://gritzakachuck.com

Dave Getchell
http://davegetchell.ca

Corey Johnson
http://coreyjohnson.net

Willis Hiscock
http://willishiscock.com

Tabitha Blair
http://tabithablair.com

Shaun Kelly
http://shaunkelly.ca

Donald Brasseur
http://donaldbrasseur.com

Yung Spot
http://yungspot.com

Anna Wendland
http://annawendland.com

Buttonz
http://buttonz.ca





Summary

The past ten years have shown that a group of ordinary everyday people can produce news gathering and entertainment worthy of being viewed alongside tradition broadcast media. The organization has beat the traditional odds of new business and is stronger than ever after one decade. The projects keep getting bigger and the stakes keep getting larger and I am sure we will see another ten years of FOF and IAIJ!


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