Mediacheck

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Senate Reports Offer Insight into Future Tory Privacy, CBC Policies

While Duffy trial ruled the news, our upper house released several new documents.

By Michael Geist, Yesterday

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'Outsiders Still': Real Talk for Would-Be Female Reporters

Vivian Smith's book a window into glass ceiling of Canadian newsrooms.

By Shannon Rupp, 22 Aug 2015

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Counting Canada's Women Political Columnists on One Hand

Attention all TV panels and opinion pages: time to step up your gender representation game.

By Jenn Jefferys, 20 Aug 2015

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How Canada Caved to US Pressure at TPP Talks in Hawaii

Negotiators dropped patent and copyright demands but failed to garner agreement.

By Michael Geist, 18 Aug 2015

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Forget Campaign Tours, Media Need New Election Approach

Politicians are tightly managed in 2015. So why tag along like it's 1984?

By Paul Willcocks, 17 Aug 2015

Recent Mediacheck: Computers, Technology, Digital Media, Law and Policy in Canada

Stephen Harper as Chinese Superman

Covering the 'Great Wall of Harper Campaign'

After a stint in Beijing's state media, reporting on Conservatives is déjà vu.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Aug 2015


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Canada's Net Neutrality Enforcement Is Going at Half-Throttle

FOI docs reveal no penalties for uneven web providers.

By Michael Geist, 11 Aug 2015


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'Netflix Tax' Hubbub Sidelines Weightier Digital Issues

With TPP and C-51, no shortage of questions not easily answered in a tweet.

By Michael Geist, 6 Aug 2015


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Three Tough Digital Issues to Press Candidates On

What's their C-51 stance? Are they pro TPP? Good thing it's a long campaign.

By Michael Geist, 4 Aug 2015


Hosts of 'Reply All'

Four Deep Dive Podcasts for News and Culture Junkies

Join the headphones-on-transit revolution with these heavyweight shows.

By Shannon Rupp, 31 Jul 2015


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Five Questions for Media Rights Defender Taking C-51 to Court

Tom Henheffer and allies raised $25,000 to support their Charter challenge. So, what's next?

By Chantal Braganza, 29 Jul 2015


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Telecom Giants Lose Appeal to Shut Out Broadband Competition

CRTC decision lets upstarts like TekSavvy plug-in to cross-Canada networks.

By Michael Geist, 29 Jul 2015


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I'm Calling It: Podcasting Is the Future of Journalism

Millions of listeners, investigative scores and cash flow make this model a winner.

By Shannon Rupp, 20 Jul 2015


MP Wai Young

Reporter's Notebook: Understanding Tories' Two-Faced Relationship with Media

MP Wai Young says she doesn't read the news. Her party's actions tell another story.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Jul 2015


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The Never-Ending Story of Uber

We've heard it before: internet upstart challenges power. Will consumers win?

By Michael Geist, 14 Jul 2015


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No, They Didn't Fix Telcoms Giving Gov't Your Private Info

Four ways Canada's new transparency rules fall short.

By Michael Geist, 8 Jul 2015


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Quebec Is Getting Ready to Block Websites It Doesn't Like

Province's plan gambles with the open Internet.

By Michael Geist, 30 Jun 2015


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Laura Robinson's Defamation Suit against John Furlong Wraps

Judge weighs unusual case of freelancer suing focus of her story.

By Bob Mackin, 27 Jun 2015


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Hold it! Twitter 'Shaming' Serves a Purpose

'Victims' so obnoxious they draw social media wrath? They've earned their hell.

By Shannon Rupp, 26 Jun 2015


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'It Was True to Me': Furlong

Former Olympics boss defends late wife, book and unproven accusation against journalist.

By Bob Mackin, 24 Jun 2015


Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled

The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.

By David Beers and Tyee Staff and Contributors

 

What is the worst abuse of power perpetrated by the Harper Conservatives?

  • Omnibus bills.
  • Silencing scientists.
  • The secret cheque.
  • Contempt of Parliament.
  • Election spending violations.
  • Robocall conviction.
  • Attack on charities.
  • Did we miss one? Tell us!

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