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Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter
8 months ago

Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

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By Grant Buckler

Media and freedom of expression organizations are protesting after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police charged Justin Brake, a reporter for The Newfoundland and Labrador Independent,… Continue Reading Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

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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Note of optimism in CJFE’s annual review of free expression
2 years ago

Note of optimism in CJFE’s annual review of free expression

CJFE stressed that much of the positive news is promises by a new government, and momentum could still be lost.
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CTV News Halifax fined for showing young offenders’ faces
2 years ago

CTV News Halifax fined for showing young offenders’ faces

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In an agreed statement of facts read during a sentencing hearing in provincial court, Crown attorney Terry Nickerson said the broadcaster violated a publication ban on the identities of the two teens.
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Freedom of information in Hamilton misses the mark
2 years ago

Freedom of information in Hamilton misses the mark

Freedom of Information (FOI) is great in concept, but without strong enforcement mechanisms, it remains only a concept in municipalities where the local government chooses to openly flout its intent.
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Why Saskatchewan is Canada’s black hole of policing information
2 years ago

Why Saskatchewan is Canada’s black hole of policing information

Regina has one of the most opaque police forces in Canada, according to Newspaper Canada’s annual Freedom of Information Audit.
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