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Jul 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The CBC, Toronto Star and documentary producer White Pine Pictures are taking the federal government to court to ask that Omar Khadr be allowed to be interviewed by the media. 

Feb 24, 2014 - Posted by Thomas Rose

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. 

Nov 10, 2013 - Posted by Thomas Rose

In this analysis of two public apologies made by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, J-Source Law Editor Thomas Rose suggests apology law may be trivializing the value of an apology in public discourse.   

Aug 27, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Is reporting on court cases in real-time in the public interest, or does it have the potential to do more harm than good? How does adding a real-time element change the role of a court reporter? What are the legal limitations around reporting directly from inside the courtroom? Regardless of how you slice it, court reporting is complicated – but especially so in real-time. For this week's Scribble Chat, we'll be tackling these issues and more. Will we conclude the whole damn system's out of order? Join the discussion to find out.

May 02, 2013 - Posted by Thomas Rose

Brian Burke says anonymous bloggers have deliberately set out to ruin his good name.  As his defamation suit against those bloggers goes forward, perhaps it is time to begin a discussion about whether internet anonymity should be restricted, writes J-Source law editor Thomas Rose.

Sep 24, 2011 - Posted by Dean Jobb

It has been almost two years since the Supreme Court of Canada created the libel defence of responsible communication on matters of public interest -- long enough for at least three courts to weigh in on what journalists must do to meet its criteria. In this column in the upcoming issue of the CAJ's Media magazine, J-Source's law section editor Dean Jobb explores how the new defence is being interpreted.

Sep 13, 2011 - Posted by Dean Jobb

An Ontario judge has tossed a libel action against three political bloggers, arguing that web-based political discussions are forums for “the parry and thrust” of vigorous debate and participants whose reputations have been attacked should fight back with words, not legal action.

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