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New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal
3 years ago

New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal

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Threats to press freedom are actually threats to the public’s right to know, says the co-editor of a new book.

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Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, appeal court rules
3 years ago

Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, appeal court rules

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By The Canadian Press A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist, Ontario’s top court affirmed Wednesday. In a case that pitted freedom of the press against the ability…
Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter
3 years ago

Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

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By Grant Buckler Media and freedom of expression organizations are protesting after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police charged Justin Brake, a reporter for The Newfoundland and Labrador Independent, with mischief and disobeying a court order for entering the site…
Federal Court affirms “right to read” in paywall copyright case
4 years ago

Federal Court affirms “right to read” in paywall copyright case

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By Teresa Scassa  The Federal Court has just released a decision in a case that raised issues of fair dealing and copyright abuse. Blacklock’s, an Ottawa-based online news agency, had argued that officials at the Department of Finance breached its…