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Access to Information

Canadian Access to Information and Journalism: Obstacles and Opportunities
2 months ago

Canadian Access to Information and Journalism: Obstacles and Opportunities

New research published in Facts and Frictions finds that Canada's federal Access to Information is "a broken system rife with practical and ideological hurdles," causing some journalists to use it only as a last resort and others to advocate for reform
‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  
3 months ago

‘People just need proof:’ How health-care media barriers and government obstruction shaped the story of the pandemic  

Despite ‘hitting a bureaucratic wall,’ journalists explain the importance of challenging hospital media restrictions

World Press Freedom Canada’s Access to Information Debate with Michael Wernick and Sean Holman

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Be it resolved that the federal access to information system is broken and requires fundamental reform to meet the public’s right to know.
Access to Information in the Time of COVID-19: Obstacles and Opportunities in Canadian Journalism

Access to Information in the Time of COVID-19: Obstacles and Opportunities in Canadian Journalism

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Centre for Access to Information and Justice will be holding a webinar about navigating Canada’s federal ATI system in times of COVID-19 with panelists Dr. Elyse Amend and Margaret Thompson.
Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada’s COVID-19 record, info watchdog says
7 months ago

Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada’s COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

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In the course of investigating complaints, information commissioner Caroline Maynard noticed vulnerabilities to Canada's access regime, some a direct result of the pandemic and others that have simply been worsened by COVID-19
FOI Friday with Tom Cardoso

FOI Friday with Tom Cardoso

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Join the Canadian Association of Journalists' Ottawa chapter to learn how to improve your use of the federal Access to Information Act.
Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency
1 year ago

Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency

It's time for the government to take off the mask that disguises and robs us of our public right to know. Trustworthy and revitalized government requires effective access and more public scrutiny
Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

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Government records belong to the public, but journalists often face delays and redactions that make it difficult to get the information they need to inform the public about significant issues. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for journalists to be strategic when they are seeking government records.
Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes
3 years ago

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes

Presented with the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions, citizen researcher and Ryerson Centre for Free Expression senior fellow chronicles public impact struggles in health, human rights and more
ATIPs from A to Z
3 years ago

ATIPs from A to Z

What does it take to publish investigative journalism using access to information and privacy requests?
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