J-Links for May 15: Fugitive hacker talks, journalists released in Syria and Rebekah Brooks gets charged
Today's round-up of media links from Canada and beyond: A member of Anonymous talks to journalists, Eritrea's lack of press freedom, a Quebec journalist fights for facts and Syria releases detained journalists. And today's read: Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks gets charged.
In Canadian media:
High-profile internet hacker secretly met with journalists to shed light on the darkness of internet hacktivism
A member of Anonymous, Christopher Doyon, a.k.a Commander X, holds the number two spot on the U.S’s most wanted internet activist list. Using what he calls the new “underground railroad” and a number of safe houses, Doyon fled the U.S. and is currently in an undisclosed location in Canada.
Eritrean Canadian journalist recalls the harsh conditions for reporters in his home country
Award-winning journalist Aaron Berhane fled Eritrea with a story to tell. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the first independent newspaper in the country and writes about the threats, intimidation and arrests journalists face in Eritrea.
Quebec journalist struggles in long battle to get facts on Duplessiss orphans
Writer and journalist Daniel Tremblay goes to court this week to contest the refusal of files he requested nearly three years ago. He hopes to finally get access to 20,000 pages of documentation on Duplessis orphans—children who were removed or abanonded from unwed mothers and placed in orphanages where they were ill treated between 1940 and 1960 in Quebec.[node:ad]
In international media:
Syria released journalists over the weekend but at least nine are still detained
Two Turkish journalists who went missing in mid-March have been released Saturday after being detained for two months in Syria. They were blindfolded, handcuffed and threatened by pro-government militiamen before being detained. While their arrival is being celebrated there are still a number of journalists detained in the country.
Former News International chief Rebekah Brooks, one of six charged in phone hacking scandal
Former News International chief executive and long-time friend of Rupert Murdoch was charged in the high-profile phone hacking scandal along with five others including her husband. The charges include: concealing material from detectives, conspiring to remove boxes of archive records from Murdoch’s London headquarters as well as hiding documents, computers and other electronic equipment from police.
Angelina King is a freelance journalist who works as a reporter for CTV News Channel in Toronto. She previously reported for CTV in her hometown of Saskatoon and is a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program. Angelina has a special interest in court and justice reporting, but is always grateful to share a human interest story. You can reach her at: @angelinakCTV.