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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2022 BCSC 2030
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Fairgrieve v. British Columbia Review Board 2022 BCSC 1882
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S.B. v D.H. 2022 SKKB 216
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📢New paper: "Using Terms and Conditions to apply Fundamental Rights to Content Moderation", by me, @N_Appelman & Ronan Ó Fathaigh, forthcoming in the @Ger_Law_Journal
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Vaccine-doubting doctor to pay $1M and her libel suit quashed | National Post https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/vaccine-doubting-doctor-to-pay-1-million-in-legal-costs-libel-suit

Today is the International Day to #EndImpunity in #CrimesAgainstJournalists. Investigative journalists are vital public watchdogs, ensuring the truth is reported & that democratic values are defended. #JournalismIsNotACrime

https://www.coe.int/en/web/freedom-expression/-/international-day-to-end-impunity-for-crimes-against-journalists

United States: 4.3 trillion readers can’t be wrong: why The Onion’s defence of satire should be heard by the US Supreme Court – Stephen Skalicky – Inforrm's Blog https://inforrm.org/2022/10/25/united-states-4-3-trillion-readers-cant-be-wrong-why-the-onions-defence-of-satire-should-be-heard-by-the-us-supreme-court-stephen-skalicky/

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