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Court says it was okay for cops to seize a Montreal journalist’s laptop

A Montreal newspaper says it will appeal a decision by the Quebec Superior Court that ruled police officers acted legally when they seized a journalist’s laptop in September. Journal de Montreal and

Ontario’s top court rules against VICE in press freedom case

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling ordering a VICE News reporter to hand over his communications with a source to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a decision the company says it plans
Priebus: White House Has 'Looked At' Curtailing The Free Press

Priebus: White House Has 'Looked At' Curtailing The Free Press

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told ABC's Jonathan Karl that the Trump administration has "looked at" the possibility of changing libel laws to allow them to sue The New York Times. Good

Trudeau endorses legal protections for journalists, but doesn’t commit to actually doing anything about it

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday journalists should be able to protect their sources, but has yet to endorse legislation that would do exactly that. Trudeau then went on to dodge a

Demanding justice in Mexico as another journalist murdered this year

On Monday, a journalist was killed in Mexico — at least the fifth this year. Javier Valdez, an award winning reporter who defiantly covered the country’s drug cartels, was shot in the middle of the
Detained Photojournalist Starts Hunger Strike in Turkish Prison

Detained Photojournalist Starts Hunger Strike in Turkish Prison

Mathias Depardon was on assignment for National Geographic when he was arrested in Turkey
Donald Posts Bizarre Wrestling GIF Attacking CNN To Twitter

Donald Posts Bizarre Wrestling GIF Attacking CNN To Twitter

This is how our Troller in Chief spends his time. Trump continued his jihad against the media and CNN this weekend: I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and
Ana Navarro On Trump's CNN Tweet: 'He's Going To Get Someone Killed In The Media'

Ana Navarro On Trump's CNN Tweet: 'He's Going To Get Someone Killed In The Media'

Republican strategist Ana Navarro has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and once again, she didn't hold back when she was asked what she thought of Trump's bizarre wrestling tweet attacking CNN

Trump’s favorite strongman in the east can’t stop arresting journalists

Turkey on Thursday issued arrest warrants for 35 people, nine of them journalists, on suspicion of connection to the July 2016 failed military coup. Citing the stat-run Anadolu news agency, the
U.N. rights experts stunned by Trump’s attacks on media

U.N. rights experts stunned by Trump’s attacks on media

President Donald Trump’s open hostility toward the media has caught the attention of U.N. human rights experts, who are accusing Trump of being in line with “general trend hostility to freedom of

The Devastating Shutdown of the Cambodia Daily

Thomas Beller on The Cambodia Daily’s recent closure under government pressure, and what its shutdown means for the country’s press, democracy, and history.
‘I’m a year ahead of Trump on this’: Indiana Republican wants journalists to register with police

‘I’m a year ahead of Trump on this’: Indiana Republican wants journalists to register with police

If Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas had his way, journalists would be required to register with state police in order to report the news. Lucas, a Republican who has represented Indiana House District 69

Invoking Trump, Cambodian leader dismantles the country’s democracy

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — In the past few months, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the party he has led for 32 years have overseen an unprecedented attack on the country’s democracy — including the

Czech President holds up machine gun marked ‘for journalists’ during press conference

The President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, crudely insulted reporters by showing off a replica AK-47 with the inscription “for journalists” — less than a week after an investigative journalist

Yemeni journalist invited to receive free press award denied U.S. visa

A Yemeni journalist invited to the United States to receive a free press award was denied a visa, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Afrah Nasser, the founder and
The Stabbed Russian Radio Journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer Is Now in a Coma

The Stabbed Russian Radio Journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer Is Now in a Coma

There has been a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow

Leading Russian opposition outlet will arm reporters with ‘traumatic weapons’

Russia’s leading opposition newspaper is getting ready to arm its journalists amid an increasingly violent atmosphere for free speech and media across the country. Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov
Myanmar Detained a Team of Journalists for Flying a Drone

Myanmar Detained a Team of Journalists for Flying a Drone

The latest arrests sparked concerns of a crackdown on the press
World media chiefs call for EU inquiry into Maltese journalist's murder

World media chiefs call for EU inquiry into Maltese journalist's murder

Guardian editor and BBC news director say Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death is appalling reminder of dangers journalists face The heads of eight of the world’s largest news organisations have called for