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Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates
3 weeks ago

Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates

Journalism and animal rights groups say ‘ag gag’ bill will silence whistleblowers and expose reporters to legal threats for uncovering misconduct
How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators
3 months ago

How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators

Many are now setting their viewing mode to 'private’ to control where their work is being published
The lost year of the FOI
4 months ago

The lost year of the FOI

By  •  News, Law
Access to information is one of the many democratic functions taking a hit in the wake of a pandemic – and that’s really bad news as emergency measures are executed at a rapid pace to stem the crisis
Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
1 year ago

Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information

Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
The Journalistic Sources Protection Act gets its first test in Denis case
1 year ago

The Journalistic Sources Protection Act gets its first test in Denis case

By  •  News, Law
Investigative journalist Marie-Maude Denis appeared at the Supreme Court in May to appeal a decision requiring her to reveal confidential sources
Ricochet Media co-founders on their press freedom win
1 year ago

Ricochet Media co-founders on their press freedom win

By  •  News, Law
Prominent Quebecor columnist and media personality drops defamation suit against independent outlet
Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing
1 year ago

Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing

By  •  News, Law
Forcing a reporter to give information on a terror suspect to the RCMP would be unreasonable given that the wanted Canadian man is almost certainly dead, an Ontario justice heard on Tuesday.
When not to publish graphic images
2 years ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability to determine news value. Making principled decisions about what is…
Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
2 years ago

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

The importance of press freedom can never be understated. For Canadian journalists, horrific headlines from across the globe of missing, murdered, or imprisoned reporters are sobering reminders of the privilege that we hold. Because our Constitution protects freedom of the…
‘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…