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About Grant Buckler

Grant Buckler is a retired freelance journalist and a volunteer with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and lives in Kingston, Ont.

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Levant’s Rebel Media says Alberta NDP blacklisting its reporters
2 years ago

Levant’s Rebel Media says Alberta NDP blacklisting its reporters

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By Grant Buckler

Rebel Media said it’s been blacklisted by Alberta’s ruling party.

On Jan. 29, Calgary reporter Holly Nicholas and Alberta bureau chief Sheila Gunn Reid… Continue Reading Levant’s Rebel Media says Alberta NDP blacklisting its reporters

Spiking Coyne column sent wrong signal
2 years ago

Spiking Coyne column sent wrong signal

Readers understand columnists have their own opinions. Why don’t owners?
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CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson
2 years ago

CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson

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By Grant Buckler

Tom Walters, Los Angeles bureau chief for CTV News, has been charged with interfering with a police officer, a year after being arrested while covering protests in… Continue Reading CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson

Does media ownership matter?
2 years ago

Does media ownership matter?

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The Postmedia-Sun merger isn’t a new peak in Canadian media ownership concentration. Still, our traditional media are in relatively few hands. Is that bad news?
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The case for encryption
2 years ago

The case for encryption

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News organizations and journalists aren’t doing enough to secure data and communications—and it could put whistleblowers and other sources at risk.
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CJFE’s free expression review gives failing grades
3 years ago

CJFE’s free expression review gives failing grades

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The CJFE has released its annual Review of Free Expression in Canada—and once again the grades are disappointing.

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Information Commissioner calls for changes to access to information law
3 years ago

Information Commissioner calls for changes to access to information law

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Federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has tabled a report in Parliament recommending changes to Canada’s Access to Information laws.
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Court denies media access to Khadr
3 years ago

Court denies media access to Khadr

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The Canadian media have no right to interview Omar Khadr, a federal judge has ruled.
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Mohamed Fahmy out on bail
3 years ago

Mohamed Fahmy out on bail

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Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian bureau chief for the Al-Jazeera television network and a naturalized Canadian citizen, was released on bail early Friday morning, Cairo time. His Al-Jazeera colleague Baher Mohamed was also granted bail.
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CJFE to honour AP reporter Kathy Gannon with Tara Singh Hayer Award
3 years ago

CJFE to honour AP reporter Kathy Gannon with Tara Singh Hayer Award

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will honour Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon with its Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award at its annual CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting, on December 3, 2014. The 2014 CJFE Gala will also feature an exclusive photo exhibit and silent auction of work from the late Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus, a colleague of Gannon’s.
 

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