Law

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. 

Jul 15, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

David Skok reflects on Nelson Mandela's impact on him, and on press freedom around the world. 

Jun 03, 2013 - Posted by Grant Buckler

Toronto police arrested a Toronto Star reporter, put him in a headlock and handcuffed him for taking pictures after a GO Transit officer was injured in a scuffle at Union Station, the Star reports. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression is calling for an investigation.

May 02, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
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.

Apr 24, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja
Apr 15, 2013 - Posted by Thomas Rose

Quebec is the latest jurisdiction to issue a protocol on the use of electronic devices by reporters and lawyers inside a courtroom, sparking some heated but predictable responses.  Is this a violation of a citizen's right to stay informed?  Does it impinge freedom of expression?  Does it tarnish the principle of a fair and open trial?

Apr 08, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The University of Windsor Student Alliance has pulled the plug on the print publication of the campus paper The Lance. But following student outcry and a Facebook compaign to save the newspaper, the board of directors called an emergency open meeting Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Apr 02, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A journalist in the rural community of Clinton, Ont. claims a local councillor tried to have her banned from covering council meetings, a subject the Ontario Ombudsman deemed illegal for an in camera meeting. If the allegation is true, it would constitute an attack on the Charter-guaranteed right to freedom of the press, says one journalism expert.

Apr 01, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Integrity Commissioner writes that while “there is no question that there was evidence of differential treatment towards reporters for the Toronto Star,” there was no breach of conduct on the part of Mayor Rob Ford. 

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