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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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We have not yet seen the end of this saga. FB has 6 months to decide how it will justify or revisit the penalty. If it seeks to impose a permanent ban, the issue will almost certainly end up back at the Oversight Board for another round of reviews. 5/5

Facebook ruling on Donald Trump ban: five key takeaways https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/may/05/facebook-donald-trump-ban-five-key-takeaways?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Spending the morning with @cbcradio, talking about how the federal government's amendments to Bill C-10 will harm the internet, and what needs to be done to put the focus back on Canadian artists and creators.
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In a fantastic move for open courts, the @SCJOntario_en has made detailed daily dockets available to media so that we can access virtual hearings. In the before times, these dockets would have been available to us at the courthouse. Thanks to the media reps who advocated for this

Ahead of #WorldPressFreedomDay, we remember the 32 journalists who were killed for their work worldwide in 2020; 22 of those were singled out in retaliation for their reporting

31 were local journalists.

More: https://cpj.org/aop20

#WPFD #PressFreedom #FollowLocalJournalists

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