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CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson
7 years ago

CTV Los Angeles bureau chief charged a year after covering Ferguson

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By Grant Buckler Tom Walters, Los Angeles bureau chief for CTV News, has been charged with interfering with a police officer, a year after being arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the Toronto Star reports. While arrests of…
Charter challenge against practice that saw cops posing as reporters dismissed
7 years ago

Charter challenge against practice that saw cops posing as reporters dismissed

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An Ontario superior court judge has dismissed a charter challenge filed against a practice that saw a handful of provincial police officers pose as journalists.
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5 questions with CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer
7 years ago

5 questions with CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer

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Speaking with Henheffer about an upcoming Charter challenge against Bill C-51, and what the new law means for journalists.
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Two groups to launch Charter challenge of Anti-Terrorism Act
7 years ago

Two groups to launch Charter challenge of Anti-Terrorism Act

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and Canadian Civil Liberties Association plan to launch a charter challenge against sections of Bill C-51.
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Quebec newspapers boycott concerts over stringent photography contracts
7 years ago

Quebec newspapers boycott concerts over stringent photography contracts

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Restrictive photography contracts for entertainment events such as concerts aren’t new to photo desks, though in recent years they have started to veer into the extreme.
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Weak Canadian FOI rules need revision, says information commissioner
7 years ago

Weak Canadian FOI rules need revision, says information commissioner

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The public’s access to government information in Canada will only improve if existing legislation is reworked completely, says Suzanne Legault.
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Libel law and the freelance writer
7 years ago

Libel law and the freelance writer

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What makes investigative journalism enticing is also what makes it legally dangerous to produce—particularly for freelance journalists without libel protection.
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Global’s Patrick Cain on FOIs, legal fights and data journalism
8 years ago

Global’s Patrick Cain on FOIs, legal fights and data journalism

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It took six years and three court decisions. But earlier this year, Patrick Cain received information from the provincial government about where registered sex offenders live.
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