Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press? Not In Tanzania

Michael MacDonald | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada
Michael MacDonald

In Canada, protection of a free press is so ingrained that we almost take it for granted. In Tanzania, unfortunately, one op-ed really can mean the difference between earning a living and the death of an entire paper.

Watching the Watchdog: The Freedom of Speech Award Goes to...

Tim Knight | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

So there I am in my last column agonizing over whether Canada should ban that obscene and hateful Internet video called Innocence of Muslims, when it occurs to me that it might be a really good idea to come up with an example of freedom of speech in action. Something easily understandable. Something vivid. Something gutsy.

Tories' Orwellian Stranglehold on the Press

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

The Conservative government, and the new CBC/Radio-Canada code of ethics violate the principles of independence, and impartiality that are so closely associated with the profession of journalism, and are a serious threat to the preservation of Canadian democracy, where freedom of the press is a fundamental value enshrined in our Constitution.

Banning Books in the Age of Information

Robert Wheaton | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Robert Wheaton

On Jan. 25, Twitter's website became inaccessible in Egypt. Protestors, who had gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other cities across the count...

Invisible Iranians

Roya Boroumand | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Roya Boroumand

What determines political developments in a closed country does not necessarily happen in front of the cameras with tanks rolling over protesters. The most important struggle is a long term fight to be heard and the psychological warfare between the persecuted and the persecutors.