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Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies
4 months ago

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

What happens when an illegally logged tree falls or poachers kill endangered brown bears in the forest, but there’s no journalist to report it?
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CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
5 months ago

CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics

The complainant, Kyle Mytruk, felt CBC’s approach to covering a protest by Manitoba’s yellow vest movement lacked a sufficiently critical eye. My review illustrates the impact that logistics can have… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes
6 months ago

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes

Presented with the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions, citizen researcher and Ryerson Centre for Free Expression senior fellow chronicles public impact struggles in health, human rights and more
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Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
6 months ago

Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

The Ontario city of Thunder Bay is in the headlines these days for all the wrong reasons. Canada’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. The highest number of hate… Continue Reading Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
6 months ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social… Continue Reading Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it