freedom of information

Nov 6, 2015
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Defining access to information and why it matters

Jamie Brownlee
Kevin Walby
Gaining access to tightly controlled government information is critical in promoting social justice. So what's the state of access to information in Canada today?
Sep 15, 2014

Freedom of information: A bad joke

Hans Rollman
A widely publicized Canadian Press experience reveals the serious erosion of our government's democratic accountability. Or really, what government accountability?!
Mar 4, 2013

Muzzling of civil servants a threat to democracy

The Information Commissioner of Canada has been asked to probe the Harper government's efforts to prevent media and the public from getting information from federal scientists.
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IFEX is a global network whose membership is dedicated to ensuring the right to free expression
Apr 11, 2011

Defending Bradley Manning

Medea Benjamin of Code Pink speaks with Redeye about the young soldier charged with leaking thousands of documents to Wikileaks.
Dec 2, 2009

Canada's Olympic crackdown

Going to Canada? You may be detained at the border and interrogated. I was, last week. What followed was a flagrant violation of freedom of the press and freedom of speech.
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Wikileaks is a user-contributed site that publishes anonymous submissions of sensitive government or corporate documents
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Psiphon is a piece of software that allows citizens in uncensored countries to provide full access to the internet to friends and family members who live behind firewalls of states that censor

Freedom of Information Workshop

Sep 28, 2012
The People's Law School
900 Howe Street
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 51.2364" N, 123° 7' 19.632" W
British Columbia CA
This workshop will feature three leading FOI practitioners and researchers, who will share insight into the state of the public's right to know in BC and provide useful tips and strategies.
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