Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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‘Dark Alliance’ author Gary Webb found dead

This really disturbed me when I saw it on the wire this evening: Gary Webb, a journalist who had investigated links between the CIA-created Contras and the crack cocaine trade, has been found dead. But what disturbed me even more me is how the coverage so far mentions work discrediting ‘Dark Alliance’ but none of it mentions a […]

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Mon, December 13 2004 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Canada needs a press shield law

A Toronto Star editorial on the need for a press shield law: An excerpt: That not all judges agree shows that press freedom, guaranteed by the Charter, is simply too important to leave to individual rulings. To end this confusion, Martin must craft and introduce a strong shield law to protect journalists who want to keep […]

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