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Canada must act to protect independent journalism, says lawyer

A Canadian lawyer is calling on the government to change Canada’s law so that a criminal act against a journalist carries a stiffer than usual penalty. Toronto lawyer David Butt says this would send a ... read more

US Needs Baseline Privacy Rules, New Watchdog, Groups Say

According to the groups, states have long acted as the “laboratories of democracy” and must ... data protection agency with independent authority and enforcement capabilities, similar to the ones alre... read more

CPJ urges US to mitigate threats to journalism, newsgathering

The Justice Department only recently amended its rules to prohibit federal law enforcement agents from circumventing the Privacy Protection Act of 1980 ... but there must be reasonable limits--and mea... read more

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Chaos coming to Canada after U.S. decision on refugees

Kelly Toughill owns Polestar Immigration Research, which produces journalism and original ... Immigration lawyer Peter Edelmann predicted that Sessions’ ruling will force Canada to act. “This announce... read more


Judge bars Trump administration from adding citizenship question to 2020 census

"Secretary Ross's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census — even if it did not violate the Constitution itself — was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set a... read more

Analysis: Debunking Canada’s responsibility to the United States under the Safe Third Country Agreement

Enacted in 2004, the agreement allows Canada and the United States to send asylum seekers back to the country where they first filed an asylum claim. Sean Rehaag, an associate law professor ... Protec... read more

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

He has mostly declined to comment throughout the proceedings, saying the courts were independent and the case would be conducted according to the law. U.S. ambassador Scot ... determination of genocid... read more

Shareholder lawsuits over sexual harassment are putting Google executives on the defensive

The suit seeks three new independent directors ... media companies must do to combat harassment on their platforms. At the heart of the dispute is how much protection a 1996 law — Section 230 of the C... read more

A new report suggests 12 ways Canada can strengthen its struggling news ecosystem

Under Canada’s Income Tax Act, the cost of advertising in Canadian-owned, operated, and published news outlets is tax deductible for the advertiser. The law ... journalism. The CBC, especially now, mu... read more

Fisheries Act overhaul splashes down in the Senate

“As an Independent Mi’kmaq senator, I feel compelled to say that ... to law and policy that can yield benefits to the sea, its marine inhabitants and the people whose living comes from the oceans.” Th... read more

Lesotho military spokesman threatens investigative journalist

New York, December 21, 2018--Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane must repudiate threats made by the ... 5 letter seen by CPJ and a statement issued by the independent MNN Center for Investigative Journ... read more



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