The Globe and Mail‘s Joanna Slater attempts to explain some apparent contradictions on free speech occurring in France days after a massive rally for unity and free speech.
From climate change to overfishing, our oceans are under a host of pressures that could lead to mass extinctions, a new study has found. But despite the dire nature of the situation, there is time for a comeback.
Score more evidence for those who believe in the very real phenomenon of global warming-driven climate change. But Canada didn’t exactly fry in 2014.
From the Guardian: The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticising leading clerics, says King Abdullah has referred his case to the supreme court amid an international clamour over his flogging.
Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank attempts to paint his newspaper’s decision not to reprint any of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons as a way to take the moral high road in his large and diverse city.
From the New York Times (“Saudi Arabia: U.N. Denounces Flogging of Blogger”): The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan, publicly appealed to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to halt the flogging of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 blows, 10 years’ imprisonment and a large fine for creating a website that contained criticism of […]
From the Toronto Star: A group of 10 U.S. media companies, including the New York Times Co., The Associated Press and NBC Universal, will begin testing the use of drones for news gathering.
From the Globe and Mail: Global News anchor Leslie Roberts has resigned from the network he called home for 15 years as it investigated his undisclosed ties to a public-relations firm.
Margaret Sullivan, public editor of the New York Times, takes issue with the decision by Times editor Dean Baquet to not run the Jan. 14 Charlie Hebdo cover.
From the Globe and Mail: Shocking satellite images of destroyed towns and razed houses have confirmed eyewitness accounts that Boko Haram slaughtered hundreds of people this month in its worst-ever massacre in Nigeria, human rights groups say.