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‘The threats follow us home’: Survey details risks for female journalists in U.S., Canada

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Ask any female journalist about harassment or safety while on assignment and they’ll likely have a story to tell....

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Why going solo is a risk for female reporters in the US and Canada

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

In June 2016, an attacker was terrorizing women on a jogging path in Edmonton, Canada. A video journalist at a large Canadian broadcaster was assigned to cover the story on the night shift. Multiple sexual assaults had been reported and the man was still at-large....

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Why newsrooms need a solution to end online harassment of reporters

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Stef Schrader was on vacation in Germany last year when spam messages started to flood her inbox. Seeing random emails from Macy’s—and job alerts for the position of “Chief Idiot”—she realized someone had signed her work email up to dozens of email lists....

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Vice Media compelled to give chat logs to Canadian police

July 11, 2019 1:30 PM ET

On July 4, 2019, Vice Media exhausted its legal options to resist a demand from Canadian authorities to turn over chat logs between one of its reporters, Ben Makuch, and his source, Farah Shirdon, a Somali-Canadian man who allegedly joined the Islamic State militant group, and gave the logs...

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In Canada, police block media from covering break up of indigenous pipeline protest

January 8, 2019 5:27 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2019--The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) yesterday blocked reporters from covering a pipeline protest near Houston, British Columbia, where police were due to dismantle camps set up by indigenous activists, according to reports....

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Canada's Supreme Court rules against Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch

November 30, 2018 2:33 PM ET

New York, November 30, 2018--The Canadian Supreme Court today upheld a lower court ruling that Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch should hand over his communications with a source. In a 9-0 decision, the court dismissed an appeal from Vice Media Canada Inc. and Makuch that challenged a Royal Canadian...

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Quebec court orders Radio-Canada reporter to reveal her sources

March 23, 2018 5:39 PM ET

New York, March 23, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Quebec Superior Court ruling that ordered a journalist to reveal her sources. The court ruled yesterday that Marie-Maude Denis, an investigative journalist for the French-language public broadcaster Radio-Canada, must reveal her sources in an ongoing court case in...

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CPJ expresses concerns with proposed changes to Canada's Access to Information Act

February 27, 2018 10:47 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Canadian MP Scott Brison to express concerns with proposed changes to Canada's Access to Information Act.

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Canada's proposed reform of access to information is inadequate

September 28, 2017 10:40 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with a coalition of more than 30 international and Canadian civil society organizations, sent a letter on September 28 to Canadian Member of Parliament Scott Brison, the president of the Treasury Board of Canada, calling for proposed access to information legislation to be...

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Quebec police say they monitored journalist's phone records

April 28, 2017 1:12 PM ET

The chief of police for the central Canadian province of Quebec on April 10, 2017, acknowledged that provincial police had in 2012 monitored the phone records of Nicolas Saillant, a journalist with the newspaper Le Journal de Québec....

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