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Cut or Keep Rolling on Unprofitable TV and Film Tax Credits?

Nova Scotia's decision to slash support sparks dramatic industry backlash.

By Michael Geist, 21 Apr 2015

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Harper Brings CBC to Heel

Squeezed by the throat, our public broadcaster is beginning to resemble a state-controlled network.

By Antonia Zerbisias, 20 Apr 2015

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Whoa, Tyee Readers Pledge More than $75,000 for Election Journalism

We're overwhelmed by your generosity.

By Tyee Staff, 14 Apr 2015

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Bell's Targeted Ad Scheme Shot Down by Privacy Chief

Commissioner rules that 'opt-out' approach does not adequately protect user privacy.

By Michael Geist, 14 Apr 2015

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Who Will Listen to Richard Perry?

Furlong's 'nightmare' is over, but students' accusations were never tested.

By Paul Willcocks, 13 Apr 2015

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Andrew Nikiforuk

Turn Andrew Nikiforuk Loose this Federal Election, Give Today

He's an old style journalist the powerful want muzzled. Canada needs his reporting.

By David Beers, 9 Apr 2015


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Watch Out, Serial Spammers!

Canadian crackdown on spam messages begins, with action taken against three businesses.

By Michael Geist, 31 Mar 2015


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Are Leaked Docs Safe With Canadian Reporters?

A homegrown Ed Snowden would find few journos with encrypted email.

By Tim Groves, 27 Mar 2015


Remote control

Pick-and-Pay TV to Keep Big Broadcasters in Check

CRTC decision includes safeguards against potential anti-competitive conduct.

By Michael Geist, 24 Mar 2015


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Behind the Scenes of Ontario's Campaign for a Netflix Tax

And why it was unlikely to succeed.

By Michael Geist, 10 Mar 2015


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Journalists: Never Befriend a Source

Columnist's athlete admission shows favourable coverage -- not good reporting.

By Paul Willcocks, 7 Mar 2015


Net neutrality

Net Neutrality: 'An Amazing Case of the Little Guy Winning'

Jubilant Vancouver campaigners celebrate milestone victory for an open web.

By Bob Mackin, 27 Feb 2015


'Ford Nation'

Sun News Burned by Changing Broadcasting Climate

No longer shielded by government, channels can now spark and flame out.

By Michael Geist, 24 Feb 2015


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Dear Government Spin Doctor: A Journalist's Final Warning

One last shot at the tyranny of the talking point.

By Sean Holman, 23 Feb 2015


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Bell's Targeted Ad Scheme Falls Short on Privacy

Telecom has far more extensive access to customer data than web companies.

By Michael Geist, 17 Feb 2015


Journalist Hugh Stimson

Learn How to Turn Data into Maps that Tell Stories

Latest tools make it easy, says Master Class Instructor Hugh Stimson. Enroll now!

By  Tyee Staff and Contributors, 17 Feb 2015


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Sun News Death a Victory for Intellect

The network took us for dummies from the start. In the end, it cost them millions.

By Antonia Zerbisias, 16 Feb 2015


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Privacy Protection Just Got Tougher

Oversight won't fix anti-terrorism bill or growing internet surveillance.

By Michael Geist, 10 Feb 2015


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MLA Andrew Weaver Wins Libel Decision, Facebook Posting Says

Green politician 'thrilled' by ruling.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Feb 2015


The Province and Vancouver Sun boxes

Newspaper-less in Vancouver?

Nope, but folding one daily a possibility, says media critic.

By Marc Edge, 5 Feb 2015


Finn Slough: An Off-Grid Urban Wilderness on the Fraser River

'We live outside of history,' says resident Glen Andersen.

By Yilin Wang

 

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