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Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material
3 years ago

Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material

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By Colin Perkel A reporter’s last-ditch attempt at blocking an RCMP demand for his background materials in a terrorism case failed Thursday with a judge refusing to stay the production order. In her ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice Breese Davies…
Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing
4 years ago

Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing

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Forcing a reporter to give information on a terror suspect to the RCMP would be unreasonable given that the wanted Canadian man is almost certainly dead, an Ontario justice heard on Tuesday.
Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?
4 years ago

Canada finally has a source protection law — is it enough?

The importance of press freedom can never be understated. For Canadian journalists, horrific headlines from across the globe of missing, murdered, or imprisoned reporters are sobering reminders of the privilege that we hold. Because our Constitution protects freedom of the…
Canada’s top court to hear Vice Media fight RCMP demand for reporter materials
5 years ago

Canada’s top court to hear Vice Media fight RCMP demand for reporter materials

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Vice reporter Ben Makuch is "very relieved" to hear of the leave decision.
Vice urges RCMP to drop demand for materials if accused terrorist long dead
5 years ago

Vice urges RCMP to drop demand for materials if accused terrorist long dead

U.S. Central Command, which oversees American military operations in Syria and Iraq, maintains Farah Shirdon died two years ago.
Rally planned to support Vice journalist fighting RCMP production order
6 years ago

Rally planned to support Vice journalist fighting RCMP production order

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By Grant Buckler A coalition of press freedom organizations have planned a rally on Monday, Feb. 6, in support of Ben Makuch. The Vice Media Canada journalist was ordered in February 2015 to hand over information concerning interviews he…