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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
Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion
9 months ago

Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion

Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann were in the Fairy Creek area from Aug. 7 to 14, on assignment for Ricochet. In addition to covering the RCMP’s offensive against the HQ camp, we wanted to find out if media access had improved in the wake of a court ruling that found police conduct towards journalists was unlawful
B.C. students draft legislation to protect high school press freedom
10 months ago

B.C. students draft legislation to protect high school press freedom

By  •  News, Law, Education
After multiple censorship attempts, school paper members launch Student Press Freedom Act campaign to ensure constitutional rights to free expression upheld
How the Sherman estate ruling reaffirms court openness and press freedom
1 year ago

How the Sherman estate ruling reaffirms court openness and press freedom

By  •  Law, Field Notes
The decision on the billionaires’ estate case has raised the bar for those seeking to block access to legal records
How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden
1 year ago

How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden

By  •  News, Politics, Law
Jane Gerster spent two years investigating a justice system misconduct case. While parties on all sides wanted to lift a 14-year old publication ban, FOIs revealed the RCMP didn’t know how and a judicial review showed the federal courts couldn’t
Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism
2 years 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
Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates
2 years ago

Bill 156 threatens to leave animal cruelty and agriculture watchdogs in the dark, say advocates

Journalism and animal rights groups say ‘ag gag’ bill will silence whistleblowers and expose reporters to legal threats for uncovering misconduct
How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators
2 years ago

How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators

Many are now setting their viewing mode to 'private’ to control where their work is being published
The lost year of the FOI
2 years ago

The lost year of the FOI

By  •  News, Law
Access to information is one of the many democratic functions taking a hit in the wake of a pandemic – and that’s really bad news as emergency measures are executed at a rapid pace to stem the crisis
Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information
3 years ago

Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information

Bill C-58 is in its final stages. What happens to the public’s right-to-know if it passes?
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