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A Royal Canadian Mounted Police car is seen in New Brunswick on August 10, 2018. Vice Media was recently compelled by a Canadian court to give a reporter's chat logs to the police. (Reuters/Dan Culberson)

Vice Media compelled to give chat logs to Canadian police

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 to police, according to Makuch, who…

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Canada's Supreme Court has ruled Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch must hand over details of communication with a source. (VICE News)

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

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 Mounted Police order requiring Makuch to…

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