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R v Verrilli 2020 NSCA 64
A NSCA case that confirms the Dagenais/Mentuck principles and the Crown burden to justify continuation of a sealing...


CBC/Radio Canada v Arsenault 2020 QSC 500-36-009608-202
This decision concerns the protection of confidential sources and of journalistic material.


Chopak v Patrick 2020 ONSC 5431
This ONSC decision addresses meanings, fair comment, malice, and damages on the internet in helpful ways.


Bent v Platnick 2020 SCC 23
In a 5-4 decision, the majority of the SCC ruled that the defamation lawsuit should be allowed to continue.

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Starting today, Facebook and Instagram users, and Facebook itself, can ask the Board to independently review content decisions. https://www.oversightboard.com/news/833880990682078-the-oversight-board-is-now-accepting-cases/

@VinceLarouche C’est très gentil Vincent! En même temps, nous sommes choyées de travailler avec des journalistes rigoureux et compétents et ça aide à gagner nos causes.

As journalists cover protests across the nation, these numbers reflect incidents reported to us since May 26, spanning 80 cities in 36 states. As we independently verify each report, find those articles here: https://pressfreedomtracker.us/george-floyd-protests/

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