Media Matters


Free access to online information under threat from TPP | Aug 1 2014 | Redeye Collective | Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership are being kept secret but there are clues about what may be in store for Canada if we look at Australia's experience with AUSFTA.
Groundwire Episode 2: Palestine solidarity, Grassy Narrows land rights and campus community radio turns 28 | Jul 31 2014 | Rachel Swatek | This episode is produced by CKUT in Montreal, featuring stories about a Palestine solidarity rally in Montreal, Grassy Narrows land rights, and celebrating 28 years of campus community radio.
What you said about free expression online | Jul 30 2014 | Meghan Sali | Read on to hear from Internet users what they think the top five most concerning issues are with the TPP.
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Debunking the Bogeyman: The power of the media pundits | Jul 29 2014 | Joyce Nelson | In 2012, Harper was (loudly) musing about cutting $24 billion to deal with the deficit (that he created). But even the CRAs said the cuts weren't necessary! The pundits? They didn't say a thing.
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Gaza: Operation Déjà vu | Jul 29 2014 | Bahija Réghaï | Is writing about Operation Protective Edge in 2014, writing about Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, writing about Operation Cast Lead in 2008? Bahija Réghaï says yes.
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Canadian NGOs will weather Harper's censorship storm | Jul 29 2014 | Tom Henheffer | Why is the CRA auditing charities? Is the real threat to the Harper government charities critical of, well, the Harper government? These latest censorship actions make it seem so!
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Media Bootcamp hopes to equip people with skills to share their stories | Jul 25 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The weekend-long pre-People's Social Forum Media Bootcamp starts on July 26. It will provide free workshops and training in radio, live-streaming, interviewing, editing, social media and photography.
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Challenging the media information blockade of Gaza | Jul 24 2014 | Amy Goodman | The latest assault on Gaza reaffirms the key role played by the media in maintaining an information blockade. It also highlights the increasing importance of pressure applied by social networks.
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A classic example of Big Telecom screwing over the Canadian public | Jul 23 2014 | Josh Tabish | Big Telecom is mismanaging funds collected explicitly to deliver Internet services to rural and remote communities across Canada.
Thank you for making our summer supporter drive a huge success! | Jul 19 2014 | rabble staff | Our summer supporter drive was our most successful to date, as we blast past our goal of 300 new monthly supporters!
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Eight reasons why Israel is under rocket attack | Jul 18 2014 | Waleed Ahmed | The Israel media machine may have you believe it is justified in its attack on Gaza and has the right to defend itself. But why are rockets being fired into Israel in the first place?
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If you can't trust Postmedia when it reports on oil and the environment, when can you trust it? | Jul 17 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | You've heard of companies that are too big to fail. Given the nature of the Internet, Postmedia may be a company that's too big to succeed.

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Rex Murphy, a commentator on The National and host of CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup, has been accepting money from the oil industry in the form of speaking fees.

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