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New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal
5 years ago

New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal

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Threats to press freedom are actually threats to the public’s right to know, says the co-editor of a new book.

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Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, appeal court rules
5 years ago

Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, appeal court rules

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By The Canadian Press A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist, Ontario’s top court affirmed Wednesday. In a case that pitted freedom of the press against the ability…
Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter
5 years ago

Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

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By Grant Buckler Media and freedom of expression organizations are protesting after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police charged Justin Brake, a reporter for The Newfoundland and Labrador Independent, with mischief and disobeying a court order for entering the site…
Federal Court affirms “right to read” in paywall copyright case
6 years ago

Federal Court affirms “right to read” in paywall copyright case

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By Teresa Scassa  The Federal Court has just released a decision in a case that raised issues of fair dealing and copyright abuse. Blacklock’s, an Ottawa-based online news agency, had argued that officials at the Department of Finance breached its…
Canada’s criminal libel laws may threaten free speech
6 years ago

Canada’s criminal libel laws may threaten free speech

By Mitchell Thompson Criminal libel laws in Canada’s Criminal Code are being used increasingly to suppress speech that is critical of public officials and employees, Ryerson journalism professor Lisa Taylor said. Speaking at Ryerson University on Nov. 1, 2016, alongside…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Thank you, readers, for suggesting we look at solitary confinement
6 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Thank you, readers, for suggesting we look at solitary confinement

By Sylvia Stead for The Globe and Mail In June, I asked readers what issues they felt should go under the media microscope. The Globe and Mail had been honoured for its work on military men and women suffering from…
Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed
6 years ago

Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed

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By Grant Buckler A charge against the managing editor of Halifax’s Frank magazine for violating a publication ban has been dropped after the Crown said it would present no evidence in the case. As J-Source previously reported, Andrew Douglas…
Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists
6 years ago

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press The Quebec government announced a full public inquiry Thursday into the police surveillance of journalists after revelations various forces monitored reporters’ phones. A panel of experts announced earlier this week will now have all…
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