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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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Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case
4 years ago

Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case

By  •  News, Law

In late March, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Vice News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over to the RCMP all communications between him and an ISIS fighter.
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Note of optimism in CJFE’s annual review of free expression
4 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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Don’t impede a reporter’s ability to explain terrorism
4 years ago

Don’t impede a reporter’s ability to explain terrorism

By Grant Buckler

Last week, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Vice News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communications between him and an IS fighter, Farah Mohamed Shirdon, to… Continue Reading Don’t impede a reporter’s ability to explain terrorism

Alberta government to let Rebel Media reporters attend events after all
4 years ago

Alberta government to let Rebel Media reporters attend events after all

By  •  News

By Grant Buckler

The Alberta government has reversed its earlier position that reporters for Ezra Levant’s online publication The Rebel were “not journalists” and will admit them to government media… Continue Reading Alberta government to let Rebel Media reporters attend events after all

Levant’s Rebel Media says Alberta NDP blacklisting its reporters
4 years ago

Levant’s Rebel Media says Alberta NDP blacklisting its reporters

By  •  News

By Grant Buckler

Rebel Media said it’s been blacklisted by Alberta’s ruling party.

On Jan. 29, Calgary reporter Holly Nicholas and Alberta bureau chief Sheila Gunn Reid… Continue Reading Levant’s Rebel Media says Alberta NDP blacklisting its reporters

Spiking Coyne column sent wrong signal
4 years ago

Spiking Coyne column sent wrong signal

Readers understand columnists have their own opinions. Why don’t owners?
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CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson
5 years ago

CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson

By  •  Law

By Grant Buckler

Tom Walters, Los Angeles bureau chief for CTV News, has been charged with interfering with a police officer, a year after being arrested while covering protests in… Continue Reading CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson

Does media ownership matter?
5 years ago

Does media ownership matter?

By  •  News

The Postmedia-Sun merger isn’t a new peak in Canadian media ownership concentration. Still, our traditional media are in relatively few hands. Is that bad news?
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The case for encryption
5 years ago

The case for encryption

By  •  News

News organizations and journalists aren’t doing enough to secure data and communications—and it could put whistleblowers and other sources at risk.
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CJFE’s free expression review gives failing grades
5 years ago

CJFE’s free expression review gives failing grades

By  •  News

The CJFE has released its annual Review of Free Expression in Canada—and once again the grades are disappointing.

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