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Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material
1 week ago

Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material

By  •  News

By Colin Perkel

A reporter’s last-ditch attempt at blocking an RCMP demand for his background materials in a terrorism case failed Thursday with a judge refusing to stay the production… Continue Reading Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material

Journalism’s Assange problem
3 months ago

Journalism’s Assange problem

By Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri-Columbia and Laurel Leff, Northeastern University

These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher.

That doesn’t make everybody a journalist.

This distinction… Continue Reading Journalism’s Assange problem

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

‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling

By  •  News, Law

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