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Toronto Star Public Editor: I should have listened to my dad about Donald Trump
1 year ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: I should have listened to my dad about Donald Trump

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star

“We, the media, were also on the ballot.”

– NBC anchor Lester Holt.

“To put it bluntly, the media missed the story. Make… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: I should have listened to my dad about Donald Trump

Canadian front pages after U.S. Election
1 year ago

Canadian front pages after U.S. Election

By  •  Politics

On Nov. 8 American voters had their say—and they chose Donald Trump. The Republican nominee won 276 electoral college votes, with his win declared in the early hours of Nov.… Continue Reading Canadian front pages after U.S. Election

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists
1 year ago

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The Quebec government announced a full public inquiry Thursday into the police surveillance of journalists after revelations various forces monitored reporters’ phones.

A panel of… Continue Reading Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

Canada’s access to information regime is systemically broken, says panel
1 year ago

Canada’s access to information regime is systemically broken, says panel

Accessing public information in Canada frequently entails multiple-year delays, seemingly arbitrary and generous redactions, and time-consuming appeals processes.
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Prairie roundtable debates the future of journalism
1 year ago

Prairie roundtable debates the future of journalism

The third of six regional media gatherings organized by the Public Policy Forum was held in Regina Sept. 6.
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#Freehoma: Canada must help professor imprisoned for months In Iran
1 year ago

#Freehoma: Canada must help professor imprisoned for months In Iran

CJFE adds its voice in calling for the Canadian government to immediately petition Iran for the safety and release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar.
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Shrinking press galleries leave little time for journalists to dig deep
1 year ago

Shrinking press galleries leave little time for journalists to dig deep

By  •  News, Politics

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.

By Anda Zeng

A series of photos hangs on Jean LaRoche’s wall. The first shows the president of the Nova Scotia Legislative… Continue Reading Shrinking press galleries leave little time for journalists to dig deep

ATI makes for better policy
1 year ago

ATI makes for better policy

By  •  News, Politics

By Ato Baako for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Canada’s abysmal Access to Information (ATI) system is slowly being reformed by the federal government, even though a full review of… Continue Reading ATI makes for better policy

Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists
1 year ago

Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

By  •  News, Politics, Law

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.

By Evan Radford

Maclean’s writer and editor Nancy Macdonald wanted to dig deeper into carding after hearing how common it is… Continue Reading Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

Press freedom under fire
2 years ago

Press freedom under fire

Quebec protests put the spotlight on the heavy-handed treatment of journalists by police.
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