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Andrew Cash’s urban worker strategy bill tackles unpaid internships

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The NDP MP wants Ottawa to create strong, national legislation to tackle unpaid internships. His strategy seeks to get Ottawa on track to clarify its rules and encourage the provinces to commit to a single, strict, standard that outlines how employers can take on interns

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Why journalists should practise safe data hygiene
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Why journalists should practise safe data hygiene

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In this Q&A with J-Source, Steve Doig, the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, explains why practising “safe data hygiene” is important for journalists, and how practising it will help protect them and their sources from government surveillance.

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Reporter arrested for third time at Elsipogtog

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Miles Howe, a journalist reporting for the Halifax Media Co-op, has been arrested for the third time while covering protests against potential natural-gas fracking at Elsipogtog, N.B.

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Journalist’s lawyer waits on John Furlong to agree to lawsuit court date

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The lawyer for the journalist John Furlong is suing for defamation said he has reserved dates for a British Columbia Supreme Court trial in early 2015 and is waiting for Furlong to agree. Bryan Baynham told The Tyee on Nov. 13 that Furlong's lawyer, John Hunter, has not yet asked for court dates or scheduled examination for discovery in the lawsuit, which was filed almost a year ago.

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Journalist fights back against Furlong media ‘onslaught’

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Laura Robinson will ask a judge to quash former Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO John Furlong's defamation lawsuit against her, according to a statement issued Oct. 30 by her lawyer. 

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Furlong drops suit against Georgia Straight for story accusing him of abusing students

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John Furlong, the former Vancouver Olympics CEO, says he is no longer suing the Georgia Straight newspaper but will "escalate" legal actions against the writer of the article, Laura Robinson. Robinson's lawyer told The Tyee the journalist looks forward to defending her story against Furlong's defamation claims.  

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Know the rules about publication ban before covering the courts

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Publication ban is an area of the law that most journalists will have to deal with at some time in their careers. Unlike other areas of law, the approach by the courts, as well as the law itself, is not only broad in its reach, but is fairly well defined. What follows is a basic primer on journalists and publication bans and, as law editor Thomas Rose writes, the rest is up to you. 

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Journalists who trespass: Case law is murky on both physical and digital trespass

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There is no universal approach to the issue of trespass, which means journalists need to familiarize themselves with the applicable federal, provincial and territorial statutes, and even municipal bylaws on occasion. As law editor Thomas Rose explains, journalists would also be wise to brush up on the idea of digital trespass.

 

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Ontario urged to pass proposed anti-SLAPP law

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SLAPP suits can be a hindrance to news media and publishers as well as to activist groups expressing concern about environmental, political or other issues. And individuals and groups can face SLAPP suits as a result of contacting the news media.

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What journalists need to know about newsgathering and the individual’s right to privacy

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There is no clear universally accepted definition or law of privacy in Canada.  As a result, the courts have generally taken the view that a free-standing right to privacy does not in fact exist. For journalists, this has often created confusion about what newsgathering techniques are acceptable, writes J-Source’s law editor Thomas Rose.

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