This commentary argues that U.S. President Donald Trump is providing cover to exactly the wrong types of governments to crack down on news outlets in their countries.
Lede: “Journalists and parliamentarians are putting pressure on the Liberal government to enhance the protection of reporters and confidential sources, calling for quick legislative changes instead of rhetorical support for the freedom of the press.”
Lede: “Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has become embroiled in the controversy over the covert surveillance of journalists after revelations he called the city’s former police chief just before warrants were obtained to track journalist Patrick Lagacé’s cellphone activity.”
A new development in this police state scandal in Quebec: That two La Presse journalists were covered by a warrant that made them targets of electronic surveillance.
Columnist Chantal Hébert takes a scathing look at the role of the judiciary in Quebec’s journalist surveillance scandal.
Arthur Kent, who triumphed in his defamation suit against Postmedia, now seeks more than $1 million in legal fees for his eight-year battle.
The verdict in the Travis Vader murder trial, who is accused of killing two Alberta seniors, will be televised live, a judge has ruled.
The family of Times of London correspondent Marie Colvin, killed by artillery blasts in 2012 in the city of Homs, have filed a lawsuit alleging that Syrian military forces deliberately targeted her to shut down Colvin’s reporting of human rights abuses.
What lesson are we to take from the verdict in the trial of Gregory Alan Elliott, acquitted of two charges of criminal harassment for his interactions with two Toronto women on Twitter?