Sunday, February 28, 2016

Vice Media fighting RCMP order to hand over Terror suspect info

Excerpt from Colin Perkels' CP story:
"Vice Media and its journalist Ben Makuch want Ontario Superior Court to quash an order that they hand over material related to their interviews with a suspected terrorist to the RCMP.
"'Courts should be wary of allowing the state to conscript journalists as investigative arms of the police,'' Vice and Makuch state in their factum.
"'If media outlets are permitted to become investigative arms of the police through the use of production orders, the media's important role and credibility will be undermined, as well as its ability to gather information.'"

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