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BMD et al v HMTQ 2022 ONCA
A recent decision of the ONCA, applying Sherman to uphold rejecting a ban on the name of a convicted...

2022 FC 1115
Paras 20-22 of this decision, from the Federal Court, confirm that the test to “remove” documents from a court...

Windels v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2022 SKCA 72
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal applied the test in Sherman Estate in lifting a sealing order and pub ban....

2022 SKQB 129
In this recent decision from the SKQB an application for a sealing order and anonymization of all pleadings was...

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The woman exposing the propaganda puppet masters - Index on Censorship Index on Censorship https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2022/09/the-woman-exposing-the-propaganda-puppet-masters/

As people around the globe wake up, we’re marking #WorldNewsDay. In an increasingly complex and uncertain world, #journalism makes a difference. It rewards the curious, informs global citizens and tells stories that need to be told. Join us. Tell the world why #JournalismMatters.

Take a look @thomsonreuters op-ed on Big Tech and Right to know where @article19org @ilariafevola explores new challenges the right is facing and how working on access to public information teaches us to bring transparency and accountability for Big Techs https://news.trust.org/item/20220928082949-3hdui

Ontario’s top court to hear from justice of the peace facing dismissal after writing critical opinion piece - The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontarios-top-court-to-hear-from-justice-of-the-peace-facing-dismissal/

We are thrilled to present our Guide to Protecting Newsrooms and Journalists Against #OnlineViolence—a resource for newsrooms to better protect staff targeted simply for doing their jobs.

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