press freedom

  • 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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    Map suggests links between press freedom and the number of journalists killed

    Kiyomi French, a graduate student in Masters of Spatial Analysis program, illustrated just how strongly correlated the number of journalists killed is with press freedom in this map she made for her cartography class. Here’s why she took on the project and what she found: You’re not a journalism student – why did you do this map? My dad was…

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