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

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

By  •  Law

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

Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter
2 years ago

Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

By  •  News, Law

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,… Continue Reading Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

Federal Court affirms “right to read” in paywall copyright case
2 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… Continue Reading Federal Court affirms “right to read” in paywall copyright case

Canada’s criminal libel laws may threaten free speech
2 years ago

Canada’s criminal libel laws may threaten free speech

By Mitchell Thompson

Criminal libel laws in Canada’s Criminal Code are being used increasingly to suppress speech that is critical of public officials and employees, Ryerson journalism professor… Continue Reading Canada’s criminal libel laws may threaten free speech

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Thank you, readers, for suggesting we look at solitary confinement
2 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Thank you, readers, for suggesting we look at solitary confinement

By Sylvia Stead for The Globe and Mail

In June, I asked readers what issues they felt should go under the media microscope. The Globe and Mail had been honoured for its… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Thank you, readers, for suggesting we look at solitary confinement

Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed
2 years ago

Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed

By  •  News, Law

By Grant Buckler

A charge against the managing editor of Halifax’s Frank magazine for violating a publication ban has been dropped after the Crown said it would present… Continue Reading Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists
2 years ago

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The Quebec government announced a full public inquiry Thursday into the police surveillance of journalists after revelations various forces monitored reporters’ phones.

A panel of… Continue Reading Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

Frank publication ban charge will go to trial
2 years ago

Frank publication ban charge will go to trial

By  •  News, Law

Douglas, who was first summoned to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Sept. 6, said he was surprised the Crown is proceeding with the case.
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Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists
3 years ago

Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

By  •  News, Politics, Law

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.

By Evan Radford

Maclean’s writer and editor Nancy Macdonald wanted to dig deeper into carding after hearing how common it is… Continue Reading Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case
3 years ago

Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case

By  •  News, Law

In late March, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Vice News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over to the RCMP all communications between him and an ISIS fighter.
Continue Reading Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case