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Spinning access to information in an age of misinformation
5 months ago

Spinning access to information in an age of misinformation

By  •  Columns
Public interest researcher Ken Rubin on what returned access requests show about the state of government duplicity and transparency in Canada
Black in the jury box: Media is the message
6 months ago

Black in the jury box: Media is the message

Crime reporting is one of the oldest forms of journalism. It tells us who should be feared and who should be punished for tearing the social fabric. But its often sensational approach has consequences
Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide
7 months ago

Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide

Media have a leading role, not only in awareness and education generally, but in actively shaping the construction of attitudes and beliefs that can help prevention efforts
The HuffPost Canada union is dead. Long live the HuffPost Canada union
7 months ago

The HuffPost Canada union is dead. Long live the HuffPost Canada union

The workers of HuffPost Canada got to have a union for two weeks, but its impact will last a lifetime
B.C.’s proposed FOI fee threatens ‘Indigenous Peoples, families and communities’
7 months ago

B.C.’s proposed FOI fee threatens ‘Indigenous Peoples, families and communities’

By  •  Columns
Fees could make it harder for small outlets like IndigiNews to justify filing shot-in-the-dark info requests — like the one that led to its birth alerts investigation, writes reporter Anna McKenzie
Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage
8 months ago

Free Press religion reporter on how the paper is restoring faith in Winnipeg news coverage

The two-year-old beat, funded by different religious groups, is fostering community engagement and providing new revenue
Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected
8 months ago

Facebook has a misinformation problem, and is blocking access to data about how much there is and who is affected

How big of a problem is misinformation on social media? Without key data, the picture is blurry
Zooming in on access to justice
8 months ago

Zooming in on access to justice

By  •  Law, Analysis, Ethics
Gains made in broadcasting proceedings online during the pandemic mean it’s time to revisit conventions about court restrictions on journalists
To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms
8 months ago

To protect our privacy and free speech, Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms

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Canada’s proposed internet regulation measures focus almost exclusively on speech
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