J-Links for July 9: A journo on self-plagiarizing; Sun News Network’s dependability; Internet down today? Here’s why
In Canadian media:
New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer was caught plagiarizing his own work a couple of weeks ago. Edward Wasserman for The Vancouver Sun tells the story, discusses the damages and explains how fellow journalists were the ones most upset over Lehrer’s actions.
David Climenhaga for Rabble.ca writes that Canadian broadcast regulators must consider how dependable Sun News Network will be in keeping its agreements after CBSC ruled that Ezra Levant’s obscenities were not allowed on television.
OMNI Television will exclusively broadcast coverage of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) 34th Annual Awards. The awards gala celebrates contributions to Canada’s multilingual and multiplatform journalism industry and was taped on June 23 in Toronto. The awards coverage will premiere on television on Saturday, July 14.
In international media:
A journalist and an imam have sparked a debate in Morocco between Islamists and liberals. Elmokhtar Laghzioui, a journalist in the country’s capital Rabat, spoke out defending sexual freedom on television resulting in an imam calling for his death. A number of journalists have protested in support of Laghzioui and the imam has insisted his words did not mean to have the journalist killed. A judicial inquiry has been ordered into the case.
Experts say that about 9,000 Canadian-owned computers may lose Internet access today while the FBI shuts down temporary servers used to stop a scam. Some computers may be infected with the scam — its anti-virus software and system updates have not been working.