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Global’s Patrick Cain on FOIs, legal fights and data journalism
4 years ago

Global’s Patrick Cain on FOIs, legal fights and data journalism

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It took six years and three court decisions. But earlier this year, Patrick Cain received information from the provincial government about where registered sex offenders live.
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Updated: Nova Scotia won’t enforce Rehtaeh Parsons publication ban
4 years ago

Updated: Nova Scotia won’t enforce Rehtaeh Parsons publication ban

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The victim’s name evoked a country-wide push to improve police response to sexual assault. But the media couldn’t report her name because of a publication ban.
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Media tweeting from courtroom impresses Nova Scotia top judge
4 years ago

Media tweeting from courtroom impresses Nova Scotia top judge

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Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court allowed reporters use Twitter during a sexual assault trial and says he “couldn’t get over how well it had worked.”

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Broadcasters say no to political ads using their content. Sounds good, but can they do it?

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With a provincial election underway in Ontario and 4 federal by-elections slated for the end of June the timing of the announcement by Canada’s national broadcasters that they will not allow unauthorized use of their content in political ads is auspicious. But as Law Editor Thomas Rose writes, making the ban stick may prove harder than anticipated.

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Manitoba judges allow media cameras in court
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Manitoba judges allow media cameras in court

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While cameras have been allowed in Appeal Court and in certain cases in other provinces, this is thought to be the first time a province has designated courtrooms where proceedings can be broadcast automatically. All matters before the Manitoba Court of Appeal can also be broadcast unless a strong case is made against it.

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New Furlong filing admits ‘no actual knowledge’ behind a key allegation

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In new B.C. Supreme Court documents, John Furlong, the CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics admits he has no proof that a journalist made an abuse complaint about him to the RCMP.

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Sun News host Ezra Levant sued for libel
4 years ago

Sun News host Ezra Levant sued for libel

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A Saskatchewan lawyer is alleging Sun News Network host Ezra Levant defamed him in a series of blog posts and is seeking $100,000 in damages.

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Is law enforcement turning journalists into agents of state surveillance?
4 years ago

Is law enforcement turning journalists into agents of state surveillance?

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Should journalists be worried about police tactics that force them to gather information on innocent citizens, violating their privacy and infringing on the right of individuals to freedom of expression? J-Source Law Editor Thomas Rose explores whether so-called production orders are doing just that. 

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Five media outlets ordered to turn over photos, video of New Brunswick protest to RCMP
4 years ago

Five media outlets ordered to turn over photos, video of New Brunswick protest to RCMP

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The RCMP have obtained a court order compelling five media outlets—the CBC, Global, APTN, Brunswick News and Rogers—to turn over footage and photos of the Oct. 17 riots in Rexton, NB. 

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