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Open Media's blog

[url=https://openmedia.org/]OpenMedia[/url] works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate and empower people to safeguard the Internet. Follow us on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/OpenMediaOrg]@OpenMediaOrg[/url].

Blog - Open Media's blog October 15
Marie Aspiazu | Last week, Canada signed a rebranded NAFTA deal after months of suspense and secretive negotiations. But what does the deal mean for the internet? Here's the lowdown.
Blog - Open Media's blog May 30
Victoria Henry | Yesterday, Christopher Wylie, former Director of Research at Cambridge Analytica, testified before a Canadian parliamentary committee and answered questions on the state of privacy.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 1
Marie Aspiazu | Just in time for the day of action to protest Bell coalition’s website blocking plan, our #DontCensor billboard went up in Toronto. Once again, this would have not been possible without you.
Blog - Open Media's blog February 22
Don't Censor Canada.
Marie Aspiazu | Mark the date on your calendars, on February 28 Canadians across the country are coming together to protest Bell coalition's website blocking plan. Here's how you can participate.
Blog - Open Media's blog February 15
Marie Aspiazu | On February 8th, our Executive Director, Laura Tribe, testified before the Parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-59, delivering thousands of voices and raising Canadians’ top privacy concerns.
Blog - Open Media's blog February 2
Marie Aspiazu | This week we delivered over 55,000 signatures calling for the protection of our digital rights in the new NAFTA to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland!
Blog - Open Media's blog January 31
Graphic of a police figure labelled "CSE" standing with a battering ram at a computer.
Marie Aspiazu | Save the date -- we'll be testifying before the parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-59 on February 8, and want to know what YOU would like us to raise before the committee.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 24
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Marie Aspiazu | In a big win for the Internet, the new version of the TPP suspends many of the controversial provisions included in previous versions.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 22
Marie Aspiazu | The Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) recently published a report on a study on how NAFTA affects Canadians, bearing encouraging news for Internet advocates.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 22
Victoria Henry | A concerning rise in phone searches this year shows that Canadian and U.S. law see no difference between searching your suitcase and searching your cell phone or laptop.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 26
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Marie Aspiazu | We thought we'd seen it all, but Bell has pitched an outrageous proposal to protect its outdated model and censor the Internet through NAFTA.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 23
Cynthia Khoo and Tracey Ramsey. Image: OpenMedia
Cynthia Khoo | OpenMedia's external legal counsel Cynthia Khoo reports back from meeting with Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade
Blog - Open Media's blog July 31
NAFTA: Don't trade away our digital rights.
Meghan Sali | OpenMedia's official submission to the NAFTA consultation puts the digital rights concerns of Canadians front and centre
Blog - Open Media's blog May 9
Marie Aspiazu | Corporate greed has insatiable thirst and so, lobbyists are gathering in Toronto to try and resurrect the infamous TPP. But we are not going to let that happen, so here's the plan.
Blog - Open Media's blog May 3
David Christopher | As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada's future trade relationships
Blog - Open Media's blog April 13
#CrowdsourceC51
Victoria Henry | Bill C-51 is finally up for reform, after months of public consultations. But how do we know our feedback is being taken seriously? Presenting CrowdsourceC51.ca
Blog - Open Media's blog April 12
Jesse Schooff | Jesse Schooff explores why laws to keep citizens' data in their country of residence can be both a win and a loss for privacy.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 10
Meghan Sali | The public has lost confidence in trade processes that put the interests of corporate lobbyists before people. But there's a way back from the brink.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 30
Justin Trudeau
Marie Aspiazu | The combination of multiple spying scandals involving Canadian journalists as well as powerful national opposition to Bill C-51 have sparked a national day of action on civil liberties.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 14
David Christopher | As we face the challenges of 2017, let's all be inspired by these amazing examples of how you helped save the Internet last year
Blog - Open Media's blog January 13
Cynthia Khoo | As you may recall, OpenMedia intervened in a landmark Internet and free expression case at the Supreme Court of Canada, Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions. Here's a recap.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 11
Ruth Coustick-Deal | Notice and…takedown? Staydown? Notice? We explain what these phrases mean and why they're vital to the fight for free expression in 2017.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 10
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Meghan Sali | The fake news phenomenon is taking over the airwaves. But what does "fake news" even mean? Is it possible to legislate against it without sending us down a censorship rabbit hole?
Blog - Open Media's blog November 26
Marie Aspiazu | The TPP in its original form may be dead, but some of its poisonous components remain -- and big media lobbyists will continue to push for them. Join us for a mobilization against against the TPP.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 26
Ruth Coustick-Deal | We're hosting a Reddit AMA! Save the Date and join us for all your #savethelink questions.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 19
Navdeep Bains left, and Mélanie Joly far right.
Cynthia Khoo | Cynthia Khoo briefly analyzes how federal ministers Mélanie Joly and Navdeep Bains are responding to rumours of the "Internet tax" -- a tabled idea that has taken the digital rights world by storm.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 17
Victoria Henry | Our own Victoria Henry argues that Canadians deserve better than Bill C-51 -- we deserve our privacy back.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 16
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Ruth Coustick-Deal | The link is under attack. But right now it’s in the hands of elected representatives that have the chance to stop it and you can tell them directly why they need to Save the Link.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 4
Aleks Besan | Today, with support from 55,000 of you, OpenMedia testified at crucial CRTC hearings, and called on them to End Data Caps. Here's what happened!
Blog - Open Media's blog November 2
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Victoria Henry | Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is asking for your feedback in an online discussion -- let's make sure we speak out!

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