Category Archives: Freedom of Press

Canada urged to enact sanctions on Chinese officials for actions in Hong Kong

After Canada enacted sanctions against officials in Belarus for human rights violations they urged to follow the US in doing the same on Chinese officials for actions in Hong Kong. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canada-urged-to-enact-sanctions-on-chinese-officials-for-actions-in/

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Police seizure of Chinese scholar and critic raises new fear of academic repression in Hong Kong

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-police-seizure-of-chinese-scholar-and-critic-raises-new-fear-of/ Can the international community do anything more than condemn this? They can start by reducing their dependency on imports from and exports to China. Build new and better trading relationships with countries that follow and support international law and … Continue reading

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Facebook considers changes to its political ad policy — Quartz

https://qz.com/1768509/facebook-considers-changes-to-its-political-ad-policy/

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The CRTC is holding public consultations about the CBC’s content and news coverage

(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) We often hear from people about the quality of the journalism and reporting produced by the CBC. Many have expressed disappointment or frustrations with how the CBC covers political issues and the presence of bias in … Continue reading

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How do our brains fall for disinformation? – The Globe and Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-how-do-our-brains-fall-for-disinformation/

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Globe editorial: In Hong Kong, Carrie Lam just admitted what everyone knows: Beijing calls the shots – The Globe and Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-in-hong-kong-carrie-lam-just-admitted-what-everyone-knows-beijing/

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National Post buying sponsored ads on Facebook

The National Post in Canada is now paying Facebook to run sponsored ads like the following. Are they struggling to attract readers with their current content or is this a new trend? The article in this ad is critical of … Continue reading

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Facebook considers adding a dedicated news tab and paying publishers for content | Financial Post

https://business.financialpost.com/technology/personal-tech/facebook-considers-adding-a-dedicated-news-tab-and-paying-publishers-for-content

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Supporting independent journalism and restricting political ads and election interference

Federal budget 2019: Ottawa outlines criteria for media funding package, introducing tax credits, non-profit status SEAN SILCOFF TECHNOLOGY REPORTER BILL CURRY – OTTAWA Globe and Mail PUBLISHED MARCH 19, 2019 Image: Budget experts and reporters look over copies of the … Continue reading

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Telcos in Australia temporarily block access to 4chan, liveleak and other sites to stop spread of disturbing video after mass shooting

Image: A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 17, 2019. Worshippers at the Al Noor mosque was attacked in the massacre.Vincent Yu/AP — Mar 20 2019 The telcos … Continue reading

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