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Inside media’s coverage of the trucker blockade
7 months ago

Inside media’s coverage of the trucker blockade

Journalists faced a torrent of abuse, harassment and threats during anti-mandate protesters’ weeks-long occupation of Ottawa. Here’s how media workers navigated reporting in the field
Open letter: Media, professional associations,  j-schools and more call on safety minister to investigate illegal arrests of journalists
10 months ago

Open letter: Media, professional associations, j-schools and more call on safety minister to investigate illegal arrests of journalists

By  •  News
Call for Canada’s public safety minister to take immediate steps to investigate and correct the RCMP’s actions and to ensure that going forward, journalists’ right to report will be protected
‘We’re taking the RCMP to court’
1 year ago

‘We’re taking the RCMP to court’

A coalition of press freedom groups and media outlets is filing a legal application seeking to ensure press access to protests on Vancouver Island
Meet press freedom project researcher/reporter Collins Maina
2 years ago

Meet press freedom project researcher/reporter Collins Maina

By  •  News, J-Source
Community-driven, multimedia journalist is working with J-Source to build a national resource for press freedom data and education
Safeguarding press freedom requires working in the darknet’s shadows
2 years ago

Safeguarding press freedom requires working in the darknet’s shadows

By  •  Columns
In an era of mass digital surveillance, journalists and their sources need to use every tool they can to protect the public interest
Where is Canadian media on the Assange file?
2 years ago

Where is Canadian media on the Assange file?

'Canadian mainstream press have undermined the public’s right to know while ignoring the significance of WikiLeaks releases themselves. That needs to change’
Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism
2 years ago

Recent arrests of journalists covering land disputes accelerate concerns around police attempts to define, obstruct journalism

By  •  News, Law, Field Notes
Journalists must be present to bear witness to police actions, especially at Indigenous movements, say panelists
Missing voices
2 years ago

Missing voices

Highly skilled reporters from across the world exiled in Canada rarely find employment in the country’s newsrooms. The RRJ’s Neha Chollangi on the rich journalistic experience that media organizations lose when they don’t carve out space for newcomers’ expertise
Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference
2 years ago

Quebec emerges as hotspot for reporting interference

By  •  News
Independent, student media monitoring press freedom as reporters’ ability to cover news on the ground is compromised