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Kirk LaPointe, election night 2014

LaPointe Blames Loss on Vision's Negative Blitz and Media 'Animus'

Writing in Maclean's, ex-editor says biased former employees a factor in defeat.

By David Beers, 21 Nov 2014

Sad CBC

In Era of Cuts, a Little CBC Nostalgia

The damage is hard to assess if we can't remember what an extraordinary public broadcaster it once was.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Nov 2014

CIC draft media request policy

Curse of Alternative Media: 'All Requests Are Not Equal'

Thanks to access to information, a glimpse inside the federal spin doctor machine.

By Sean Holman, 19 Nov 2014

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The End of Online Anonymity?

Ontario police and Conservative senator support mandatory identification reforms.

By Michael Geist, 18 Nov 2014

Tyee mobile meta

The Tyee Comes out Once a Week, Right? Um, Way Wrong

And two other myths shattered about how you can get our headlines fresh. Pass it on!

By David Beers, 5 Nov 2014

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

Mounties in shadow

More Disturbing Questions about Warrantless Data Disclosures

Privacy office finds RCMP keeps poor records on requests for Canadians' personal info.

By Michael Geist, 4 Nov 2014


Tributes left for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Laws

Canada's past teaches knee-jerk responses rarely work.

By Michael Geist, 28 Oct 2014


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Ottawa Shooting: News as Immediate, Messy, Public Process

Social media has changed how we know and respond to events.

By Alfred Hermida, 25 Oct 2014


Industry Minister James Moore

Feds Back off Patent Reform, Thanks to Corporate Opposition

Plan to fight innovation-stifling 'patent trolls' chilled after private consultation with companies.

By Michael Geist, 21 Oct 2014


Copyright law book

Who Do Copyright Laws Really Protect?

OpenMedia asked the world. Result: an agenda for creators and free expression.

By Reilly Yeo, 16 Oct 2014


Free Speech

Harper Wants Two Classes of Free Speech

Political attack ads may be noxious, but copyright isn't the right tool to stop them.

By Michael Geist, 14 Oct 2014


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Inquest Jury Recommends End to CBSA Outsourcing

The in-custody death of Lucía Vega Jiménez flagged major inadequacies in immigration holding centres. A recap.

By Sarah Berman, 8 Oct 2014


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How Much Do You Trust Canada's Wireless Giants?

The Big Three keep waving off new measures to foster greater competition.

By Michael Geist, 8 Oct 2014


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Don't Give Postmedia More Local Monopolies

Here's an idea for the Competition Bureau: promote competition.

By Marc Edge, 8 Oct 2014


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Inside the $316-Million Postmedia-Quebecor Deal

A merger two years in the making tests Canada's competition laws yet again.

By Tamara Baluja, 7 Oct 2014


Jeanette Ageson

Tyee Nets Seasoned Community Builder

Meet Jeanette Ageson, new point-person for Tyee Builders from coast to coast to coast.

By Sarah Berman, 3 Oct 2014


CRTC vs. Netflix

CRTC vs. Netflix: Guess Who'll Win?

Threat of new regulation won't scare Internet giants into compliance.

By Michael Geist, 30 Sep 2014


Innovation talk

'Innovation' Is Everywhere, But What Does It Mean?

Two of its leading prophets, Richard Florida and Ray Kurzweil, to give their definition at Oct. 22 event.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Sep 2014


Canadian FOI poster

Help Put the Spotlight on Government Secrecy

Enraged by redacted FOIs? Baffled by backroom deals? Hashtag it #cdnfoi.

By Sean Holman, 26 Sep 2014


Andrew Nikiforuk, journalist

Andrew Nikiforuk to Speak on LNG in Squamish Thursday

Where Indonesian-backed terminal is slated, noted journalist to raise questions. A preview.

By Cathryn Atkinson, 24 Sep 2014


'Dear Cyberstalker' (An Arrested Kinder Morgan Protester Writes)

Ten responses to the trolls at #BurnabyMountain.

By J.B. MacKinnon

 

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