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Fine Point Films et al v PSNI et al [2020] NICA 35
In this decision, the NICA sets out its reasons for quashing search warrants and protecting journalist sources.

R v. Bacon 2020 BCCA 140
The BCCA finds that a court should not hide the fact a hearing is proceeding.

Candelora v Feser 2020 NSSC 177
An award of damages in this NSSC decision under the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act, S.N.S. 2017, c. 7.

Bullard v. Rogers Media Inc. 2020 ONSC 3084
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action under s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Canada (Border Services Agency), 2020 NSPC 29: https://decisia.lexum.com/nsc/nspc/en/item/483053/index.do

This is very important in #CdnFOI. Personally, I think public bodies should have an obligation to proactively consider whether the disclosure of information is "clearly in the public interest" and document the decision if they conclude it is not. https://twitter.com/ABoipc/status/1288494858483597313

We have now surpassed *600* reports of aggressions against journalists while covering Black Lives Matter protests over the past two months.

This includes:
85 arrests
136 physical attacks (88 by law enforcement)
142 rubber bullet / projectiles
82 tear gassings
38 pepper sprayings

If as a US-based journalist you thought conflict reporting was always abroad, here is a stark reminder of the physical dangers reporters face ’at home’ too. https://twitter.com/areidross/status/1287841917447757824

Nova Scotians owe a huge thank you to the many journalists who have been working nonstop since April, flipping over rocks and dragging information out of the shadows.

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