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About Grant Buckler

Grant Buckler is a retired freelance journalist and a volunteer with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and lives in Kingston, Ont.
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What Justin Brake’s recent win means for press freedom in 2019
1 year ago

What Justin Brake’s recent win means for press freedom in 2019

Justin Brake, a former reporter for the Newfoundland news site The Independent, wasn’t the only winner when the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal cleared him of a civil charge of contempt last week. The ruling — an encouraging…
‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling
2 years ago

‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling

By  •  News, Law
Press freedom organizations are expressing disappointment after the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a lower-court ruling requiring Vice Media Canada to hand over all records of its communications with Farah Shirdon, a Canadian citizen who left Calgary to fight with…
The best of the worst in government secrecy
2 years ago

The best of the worst in government secrecy

By  •  News
2018 Code of Silence winners announced.
Government enmity toward journalists a global phenomenon
2 years ago

Government enmity toward journalists a global phenomenon

The detention of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar should concern every reporter in Canada.
Robyn Doolittle, Kim Bolan, to be honoured at 2017 CJFE gala
3 years ago

Robyn Doolittle, Kim Bolan, to be honoured at 2017 CJFE gala

Elena Milashina, a Russian reporter, will also be honoured with an International Press Freedom Award.
Canada’s House of Commons votes unanimously for press shield law
3 years ago

Canada’s House of Commons votes unanimously for press shield law

Advocacy groups welcome passage of S-231 despite some shortcomings.
Scrap ATI reform bill and start over, coalition tells Ottawa
3 years ago

Scrap ATI reform bill and start over, coalition tells Ottawa

Bill C-58 is being criticized for not addressing serious issues in the Access to Information Act.
Free speech groups speak out against assault of journalists in Quebec City
3 years ago

Free speech groups speak out against assault of journalists in Quebec City

By  •  News, Law
Two Global News journalists were assaulted and a camera smashed according to reports from Global News.
Rally to call for release of kidnapped Pakistani journalist
3 years ago

Rally to call for release of kidnapped Pakistani journalist

Zeenat Shahsadi was abducted while investigating a politically explosive story.
CJFE condemns MP’s ‘fake news’ attack on media
3 years ago

CJFE condemns MP’s ‘fake news’ attack on media

By  •  News
MP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke spoke about the government’s recent payment of $10.5 million to Omar Khadr in the video.