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Canada's billionaires: Did you hear about the Irvings? | Oct 23 2014 | Geoff Martin | The production and consumption of news is a fundamental liberal democracy. So what happens when one of Canada's richest families owns all the papers in New Brunswick?
After Snowden: Expressing love in a world without privacy | Oct 23 2014 | Jennifer Dales | What happens if you want to take your private life offline? You fear missing out. So why don't we all start populating sites that aren't controlled by marketers and spies.
Watch: Footage from Globe reporter captures gunfire exchange in Parliament Hill building | Oct 22 2014 | rabble staff | A Globe and Mail reporter captures the exchange of gun fire in Parliament Hill building Wednesday October 22.
Express yourself, don't repress yourself | Oct 21 2014 | Meghan Sali | Our Digital Future survey-takers chose "prioritizing free expression" as the most important factor for new rules around sharing and collaborating online.
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Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People | Oct 19 2014 | George Lessard | "...a comprehensive survey of communications in the circumpolar region, focusing on the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic but also looking at the circumpolar North..."
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The Rogers takeover of hockey (your hubris is showing!) | Oct 17 2014 | Rick Salutin | Rogers stomped into CBC HQ in Toronto and never looked backed. Its takeover of hockey has been breathtaking, in that they are trying to turn hockey into Rogers.
Breitbarting to be legally facilitated by Harper government | Oct 9 2014 | J. Baglow | Harper's new proposal to exempt political advertising from copyright laws is not just an intellectual property issue. It promises a further degeneration of Canadian political discourse.
Mansbridge takes money from... and other reasons we need a reporter on the Hill for the rest of us | Oct 8 2014 | rabble staff | Parliament is back in session, and we hope that we can count on you to help ensure that we have a top-notch team of independent and ethical journalists to really challenge Stephen Harper's agenda.
Indian & Cowboy: Making and taking space for alternative Indigenous media | Oct 7 2014 | Âpihtawikosisân | "Red Man Laughing" podcaster Ryan McMahon got tired of seeing media that doesn't represent Aboriginal experiences. So he just went ahead and made his own.
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The Postmedia-Quebecor deal: Welcome to newspaper hell | Oct 7 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Really, $316 million compared with the airy heights of $3.5 billion starts to sound like Postmedia paid for the value of Sun Media's real estate and not much else.
Guess who's a finalist at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards? | Oct 3 2014 | rabble staff | rabble.ca is proud to announce that we have made the cut for finalists in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards in the Best Website category!
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Sun Media -- not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant -- is the problem | Oct 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Don't expect commentator Ezra Levant to act any differently, or Sun Media to do anything more about it except issue meaningless apologies, in future.

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Importance of press freedom highlighted in Ottawa shooting Unionist said... If she wanted to make a contribution instead of just singing hymns to Canadian freedom, she might...
Canadian media editor emails MegB said... There is a contact form. Upper right of your main rabble page. in
CBC News Comments Censors Favour the Liberals Pondering said... Maybe the problem is your terminology: Midget (from midge, a sand fly[2]) is a term for a person of...
Call-out for Alternative Media Assembly and the Peoples' Social Forum MegB said... Hello folks, There’s no summer lull for rabble.ca – we’ll be at the People’s Social...
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Progressive Toronto photojournalist Ali Mustafa killed in Syria Kaitlin McNabb said... More news from Daily News about Ali Mustafa and also some of his recent photos from Syria. "He...
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Boycott the Huffington Post socialdemocraticmiddle said... I'm effectively boycotting the HP because I don't actively go there looking for "news", let alone...

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Media paying attention to poll showing public's distaste for privatization
Newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts are paying attention to fresh polling data that shows just how uneasy Canadians are about the concept of privatization.

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