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Responsible communication wins again
2 years ago

Responsible communication wins again

By  •  News, Law, People

Kathy Tomlinson becomes part of a slowly growing list of Canadian defamation cases that are winning with the defence of “responsible communication”.
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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

By  •  Law

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

Charter challenge against practice that saw cops posing as reporters dismissed
2 years ago

Charter challenge against practice that saw cops posing as reporters dismissed

By  •  Law

An Ontario superior court judge has dismissed a charter challenge filed against a practice that saw a handful of provincial police officers pose as journalists.
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5 questions with CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer
2 years ago

5 questions with CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer

By  •  Law

Speaking with Henheffer about an upcoming Charter challenge against Bill C-51, and what the new law means for journalists.
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Two groups to launch Charter challenge of Anti-Terrorism Act
2 years ago

Two groups to launch Charter challenge of Anti-Terrorism Act

By  •  Law

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and Canadian Civil Liberties Association plan to launch a charter challenge against sections of Bill C-51.
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Quebec newspapers boycott concerts over stringent photography contracts
2 years ago

Quebec newspapers boycott concerts over stringent photography contracts

By  •  Law

Restrictive photography contracts for entertainment events such as concerts aren’t new to photo desks, though in recent years they have started to veer into the extreme.
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Weak Canadian FOI rules need revision, says information commissioner
3 years ago

Weak Canadian FOI rules need revision, says information commissioner

By  •  Law

The public’s access to government information in Canada will only improve if existing legislation is reworked completely, says Suzanne Legault.
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Libel law and the freelance writer
3 years ago

Libel law and the freelance writer

By  •  Law

What makes investigative journalism enticing is also what makes it legally dangerous to produce—particularly for freelance journalists without libel protection.
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