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Where is Canadian media on the Assange file?
2 months ago

Where is Canadian media on the Assange file?

'Canadian mainstream press have undermined the public’s right to know while ignoring the significance of WikiLeaks releases themselves. That needs to change’
Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism
2 months ago

Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism

By  •  News, Law, Field Notes
Journalists must be present to bear witness to police actions, especially at Indigenous movements, say panelists
Missing voices
5 months ago

Missing voices

Highly skilled reporters from across the world exiled in Canada rarely find employment in the country’s newsrooms. The RRJ’s Neha Chollangi on the rich journalistic experience that media organizations lose when they don’t carve out space for newcomers’ expertise
When the Press Badge Doesn’t Protect You

When the Press Badge Doesn’t Protect You

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There have been over 470 incidents involving press during recent protests. This online program will offer firsthand accounts of such attacks as well as commentary on the incidents during the protests.
Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference
6 months ago

Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference

By  •  News
Independent, student media monitoring press freedom as reporters’ ability to cover news on the ground is compromised
J-Source wins 2020 Michener journalism education fellowship
9 months ago

J-Source wins 2020 Michener journalism education fellowship

By  •  News
Funds will support the founding of the Canada Press Freedom Project
RCMP accused of creating ‘crisis of press freedom’ in Wet’suwet’en raids
11 months ago

RCMP accused of creating ‘crisis of press freedom’ in Wet’suwet’en raids

By  •  News
Limits on reporters’ access, threats of arrest bring criticism from media, journalism groups
Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material
2 years ago

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

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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 order. In her ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice Breese Davies…
Journalism’s Assange problem
2 years 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 has become more important than ever in light…
‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling
2 years 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 Shirdon, a Canadian citizen who left Calgary to fight with…