Mediacheck

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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

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

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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


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Tyee's David P. Ball Nabs Investigative Nomination for Sanctuary Series

Multimedia stories illustrate lives of undocumented migrants.

By Tyee Staff, 2 May 2015


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Canada's Off-Key, Expensive Gift to Foreign Music Firms

Buried in federal budget is a multimillion-dollar boon to recording companies.

By Michael Geist, 28 Apr 2015


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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


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


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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


How Canada Can End Mass Surveillance

Third chapter in OpenMedia's crowd-sourced privacy plan.

By David Christopher

 

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