Since this Op-Ed was written, Meta (the parent company of Instagram and Facebook) has announced that it has begun to remove access to Canadian news — and the ability of its Canadian users to share Canadian news — from its platforms.
Just as it did in Australia, Meta is letting the world know that it prefers to remove information rather than pay for the journalistic content it profits from.
Human Rights in Repressive States: The situation of human rights defenders, journalists and media organisations
IFEX Deputy Executive Director Rachael Kay delivered a presentation on the situation of human rights defenders, journalists, and media organisations to the Canadian House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights.
CPJ spoke with two journalists to learn more about the situation on the ground in Ottawa and what reporters are doing to protect themselves as they cover demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions.
From limited digital rights, to little enforcement, find out why Canada’s privacy laws are in serious need of an overhaul.
Find out how privacy rights in Canada compare on the world stage.
OpenMedia calls for government to introduce improved privacy law reform on one-year anniversary of failed bill
Canada is even further from increased privacy protections today than when C-11 was introduced a year ago.
More than 40 news outlets and press freedom organizations have signed on to a letter, calling for Canada’s public safety minister to take immediate steps to investigate and correct the RCMP’s actions and to ensure that going forward, journalists’ right to report will be protected.
“Family of raccoons” leading OpenMedia poll to replace Rogers family as Canada’s supreme telecom dynasty
For weeks, the Rogers dynasty has been publicly acting out a Games of Thrones-style power struggle for control of the telecom giant, the largest in Canada. This kind of dangerous instability puts Canadians’ connectivity at risk
OpenMedia’s submission to the department of Canadian Heritage explains what they have wrong in dealing with ‘online harms’, and how to fix it.
What’s proposed in the government’s harmful content consultation, and where it falls down.
Lower cell phone bills are on the agenda for some parties this election. Others? Not so much.
Canada’s Internet is trapped in dangerously lobbyist-infested waters. OpenMedia’s 2021 election platform lays out a plan for getting back on course.
OpenMedia placed a full-page ad in the “Ottawa Citizen” inviting CRTC Chair Ian Scott for a beer to discuss Internet regulation – just like he did with Bell!