Mediacheck

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

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

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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


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Help Put the Spotlight on Government Secrecy

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

By Sean Holman, 26 Sep 2014


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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


A spy

Fed Web Snoops Don't Have Their Stories Straight

Gov't docs raise disturbing questions about demands for subscriber info.

By Michael Geist, 23 Sep 2014


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The Tyee Names Jane Armstrong Its New Editor-in-Chief

Veteran Canadian journalist set to steer 'the best newsroom in British Columbia.'

By Tyee Staff, 22 Sep 2014


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Surprise Beneficiary of a Federal Minimum Wage: Radio Reporters

Upcoming NDP motion could revive local journalism, retired instructor says.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Sep 2014


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Future of TV Hearing Turns into the Netflix Show

Does the service threaten Canadian content, as broadcasters say? Should it matter?

By Michael Geist, 16 Sep 2014


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Future of TV Hearings: 'No Such Thing as Too Much Choice'

It all starts with streaming hockey games online.

By Michael Geist, 9 Sep 2014


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A Tyee Series

Mr. Nuttall Goes to Ottawa: He Made It!

Thanks to Tyee readers, and a blessed Corolla, our national reporter has arrived.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Aug 2014


'Party of One': An Indictment of Stephen Harper

Seeking a documented record of eight years of deliberate misrule? This is your book.

By Crawford Kilian

 

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