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

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

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Investigative journalist Marie-Maude Denis appeared at the Supreme Court in May to appeal a decision requiring her to reveal confidential sources
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Ricochet Media co-founders on their press freedom win
4 months ago

Ricochet Media co-founders on their press freedom win

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Prominent Quebecor columnist and media personality drops defamation suit against independent outlet
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Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing
5 months ago

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

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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.
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When not to publish graphic images
10 months 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… Continue Reading When not to publish graphic images

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
10 months 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… Continue Reading Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling
10 months ago

‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling

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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… Continue Reading ‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling

Vice reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist, rules Supreme Court
10 months ago

Vice reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist, rules Supreme Court

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By Jim Bronskill

The Supreme Court of Canada says a reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist.

The 9-0 decision is likely to… Continue Reading Vice reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist, rules Supreme Court

Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of FHITP slur
2 years ago

Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of FHITP slur

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JOHN’S, N.L. — A Newfoundland politician is hoping to change provincial harassment laws following the acquittal of a man who hurled sexual obscenities at a female TV reporter in St.… Continue Reading Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of FHITP slur