Media Law

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Media, free speech, and human rights

Media aren’t the best friends of human rights Max Yalden was an Official Languages Commissioner in 1977-84 and the head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 1987-96. Recalling the Maclean’s case and other contentious…

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Journalistic privilege

Paper fights to shield its source Tonda MacCharles writes for the Toronto Star: The constitutional guarantee of a free press is “meaningless” if it does not protect journalists from being forced to reveal the identity…

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Mandatory Disclosure of Product Placements?

Today, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new guidelines for bloggers who accept payment or free merchandise in exchange for product reviews. The new guidelines will require bloggers to disclose any material connections with…