media law

  • New book shows that press freedom in Canada is not a done deal

    By JASMINE BALA Staff reporter Threats to press freedom are actually threats to the public’s right to know, says the co-editor of a new book that examines efforts to undermine Canadian journalists’ abilities to do their jobs. Lisa Taylor, a lawyer, award-winning journalist and assistant professor at the Ryerson School of Journalism (RSJ), said that the discourse surrounding press freedom…

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  • Journalists grapple with online unpublishing and the “right to be forgotten”

    By JASMINE BALA Staff Reporter The European Court of Justice’s 2014 ruling on the “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) doesn’t just affect search engines, it also has implications for journalists, said Ryerson University School of Journalism adjunct professor and media lawyer Brian MacLeod Rogers. In 2014, the court ruled that individuals have the right to ask search engines, such as…

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