Mediacheck

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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

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Furlong Grilled on Who He Sued and Why

As defence opens against Robinson defamation suit, feisty exchanges.

By Bob Mackin, 23 Jun 2015

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

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TV's Diversity Die-off Has Just Begun

Why many Canadian channels may be headed for chopping block.

By Michael Geist, 23 Jun 2015


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How the Budget Bill Quietly Reshapes Canadian Privacy Law

Fast-tracked omnibus bill raises constitutional issues.

By Michael Geist, 16 Jun 2015


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The Wisdom of Evan Solomon

Host's departure a chance for our national broadcaster to save its institutional soul.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Jun 2015


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Hey, Bell! Quit Smearing VPN Users

Canadians watching US Netflix via private network aren't 'stealing.'

By Michael Geist, 10 Jun 2015


'Clementine Wants to Know' app

Teaching Tykes about Sex? There's an App for That

A BC developer's uphill attempt to offer primary schoolers 'the talk.'

By Katie Hyslop, 5 Jun 2015


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Canadians Have Reason to Be Wary of TPP Trade Deal

Details of the biggest negotiations on the planet still shrouded in secrecy.

By Michael Geist, 3 Jun 2015


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Latest Privacy Revelations Show It's Up to Canadians to Protect Themselves

The most important self-help step? Get into encryption.

By Michael Geist, 26 May 2015


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Michael Fellman Award for Historical Writing: No Winner

Annual $1,000 prize being re-thought for next year.

By Tyee Staff, 20 May 2015


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Why Is Canada So Slow to Provide Affordable Web Access?

A near million Canadians are still offline, as broadband policy lags.

By Michael Geist, 19 May 2015


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In Italy, Hope, and Some Handwringing, for Journalism

On offer at global summit: articles of faith for a changeful industry.

By Ian Gill, 16 May 2015


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Journalist Kevin Donovan Dishes on Breaking the Ghomeshi Scandal

'To do it well, you need to be really, really sure that you're right.'

By David P. Ball, 13 May 2015


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C'mon, Regulator: Telecom Giants Still Hold the Wireless Power

CRTC could do far more to address Canada's competitiveness problem.

By Michael Geist, 12 May 2015


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Five Takeaways from the NDP Breakthrough in Alberta

Sifting the rubble, and opportunity, the morning after Notley's earthquake.

By David Beers, 6 May 2015


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Hakai Magazine Looks to Make Waves Worldwide

A hopeful moment for science journalism emerges on the West Coast.

By Jonathon Hernandez, 6 May 2015


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Behind the Recording Industry's Campaign to Squeeze Out New Competitors

Major labels lobbied to block music start-ups from paying artists.

By Michael Geist, 5 May 2015


A Foot in the Door: An Unaffordable Country's Next Steps

Housing is personal, but some problems go coast-to-coast and demand a national response.

By David P. Ball, Chris Wood and Katie Hyslop

 

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