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The lost year of the FOI
2 months ago

The lost year of the FOI

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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
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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

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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