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Ricochet Media co-founders on their press freedom win
2 years ago

Ricochet Media co-founders on their press freedom win

By  •  News, Law
Prominent Quebecor columnist and media personality drops defamation suit against independent outlet
Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing
3 years ago

Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing

By  •  News, Law
Forcing a reporter to give information on a terror suspect to the RCMP would be unreasonable given that the wanted Canadian man is almost certainly dead, an Ontario justice heard on Tuesday.
When not to publish graphic images
3 years ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability to determine news value. Making principled decisions about what is…
Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
3 years ago

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

The importance of press freedom can never be understated. For Canadian journalists, horrific headlines from across the globe of missing, murdered, or imprisoned reporters are sobering reminders of the privilege that we hold. Because our Constitution protects freedom of the…
‘Dark day’ for Canadian journalism industry after Vice ruling
3 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…
Vice reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist, rules Supreme Court
3 years ago

Vice reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist, rules Supreme Court

By  •  News, Law
By Jim Bronskill The Supreme Court of Canada says a reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist. The 9-0 decision is likely to be seen as a defeat for media that could leave…
Journalism organizations condemn criminal charges against two community journalists
3 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.
Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of FHITP slur
4 years ago

Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of FHITP slur

By  •  News, Law, Labour
JOHN’S, N.L. — A Newfoundland politician is hoping to change provincial harassment laws following the acquittal of a man who hurled sexual obscenities at a female TV reporter in St. John’s. Cathy Bennett says laws on workplace sexual harassment are…
Canada’s top court to hear Vice Media fight RCMP demand for reporter materials
4 years ago

Canada’s top court to hear Vice Media fight RCMP demand for reporter materials

By  •  News, Law
Vice reporter Ben Makuch is "very relieved" to hear of the leave decision.
Understanding Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources
4 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.
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