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Journalism organizations condemn criminal charges against two community journalists
2 years ago

Journalism organizations condemn criminal charges against two community journalists

By  •  News, Politics, Law
John and Brett Hueston, who work at the family-owned Aylmer Express, face charges of criminal obstruction of a peace officer.
After public turmoil, what comes next for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression?
2 years ago

After public turmoil, what comes next for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression?

By  •  News, People
CJFE board members are taking the next few months to review, refocus, and ensure CJFE is an organization that continues long into the future.
When women journalists turn off their microphones
3 years ago

When women journalists turn off their microphones

Nearly 65 per cent of women journalists in the world have experienced some form of intimidation, threats, or abuse in relation to their work.
Understanding Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources
3 years ago

Understanding Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources

By  •  Work, Law, How To
Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources.
Canada’s House of Commons votes unanimously for press shield law
3 years ago

Canada’s House of Commons votes unanimously for press shield law

Advocacy groups welcome passage of S-231 despite some shortcomings.
Federal government gets an F grade in new FOI audit
3 years ago

Federal government gets an F grade in new FOI audit

By  •  News, Politics
Only a quarter of all federal requests included in the audit were returned within the 30 day limit.
Vice urges RCMP to drop demand for materials if accused terrorist long dead
3 years ago

Vice urges RCMP to drop demand for materials if accused terrorist long dead

U.S. Central Command, which oversees American military operations in Syria and Iraq, maintains Farah Shirdon died two years ago.
What to do when the pressure is on
3 years ago

What to do when the pressure is on

Journalists can face intimidation from sources, police and government. Here’s how to push back.
Canada’s criminal libel laws may threaten free speech
4 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 Lisa Taylor said. Speaking at Ryerson University on Nov. 1, 2016, alongside…