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Rowat v the Crown, the CBC et al 2021 ONSC 2215
In this decision the ONSC dismissed the accused’s application for an order banning the publication of his name because...


Racki v Racki 2021 NSSC 46
This NSSC decision confirms the existence of the tort of public disclosure of private facts in Nova Scotia.


Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action, finding that the plaintiff had not led any specific evidence that any specific...


Rebel News v. Al Jazeera Media 2021 ONSC 1035
Al Jazeera succeeds in its anti-SLAPP motion against Rebel News.

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CMLA is offering a $2,500 prize for an essay promoting freedom of expression. Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2021. Law students in Canadian law schools (LL.B/JD or LL.M candidates graduating in 2021 or later) are eligible: http://canadianmedialawyers.com

#Minnesota authorities must respect journalists’ rights and refrain from charging members of the press for doing their jobs.

@GovTimWalz @Tim_Walz
https://cpj.org/2021/04/minnesota-law-enforcement-must-stop-obstructing-journalists-covering-protests/

Multiple journalists have been harassed and detained by police at Minnesota protests over the police killing of Daunte Wright, including one CNN producer who was reportedly thrown to the ground, zip-tied and asked, "Do you speak English?" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cnn-producer-minnesota-arrest_n_607caecde4b0deb3d5b5ada7?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 # via @HuffPost

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