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MPs from all parties demand that the Saudi government free Raif Badawi | Jan 30 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years and a 1,000 lashes for merely exercising his freedom of speech, and his wife and children now live in Canada. Harper has not done much to try to free him.
Radical Desi: A monthly grassroots magazine out of Vancouver | Jan 28 2015 | Scott Neigh | Gurpreet Singh talks about the first year of publishing Radical Desi, a monthly magazine that covers alternative politics.
Can we have productive political discussions this federal election? | Jan 28 2015 | Doug Howat | It's an election year! A time when we productively share opinions and ideas, and debate policy. Not! But can we actually have meaningful conversation this election?
After 44 years, The Sun drops Page Three | Jan 21 2015 | Meghan Murphy | The No More Page Three campaign has been lobbying the editor of The Sun, David Dinsmore, to remove images of topless models from "Page Three" since 2012.
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Amanda Lang scandal legacy of CBC's long corporate metamorphosis | Jan 16 2015 | Bruce Livesey | The recent scandals that have plagued the broadcaster, brought on by its incompetent managers and toxic internal environment, further erode public trust in its existence. And that is a tragedy.
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The loss of public values at CBC begins with management | Jan 16 2015 | Rick Salutin | In the (relative) titillation of seeing public figures drop like bowling pins, it's easy to lose sight of the ball. The ball is CBC management.
Top 6 ways we came together to save the Internet in 2014 | Jan 16 2015 | Eva Prkachin | The Internet faced a cavalcade of threats in 2014 -- here’s how we fought back and won together.
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The people led the solidarity march in Paris, not world leaders | Jan 15 2015 | Amy Goodman | Among the world leaders who flocked to Paris to condemn the Charlie Hebdo attacks were some of the worst perpetrators of repression of journalists, all too often Arab and Muslim journalists.
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Jobs lost as Xtra folds print edition, goes online only | Jan 15 2015 | Ella Bedard | The 31st anniversary of Xtra will be the last time it publishes on paper. The iconic gay and lesbian publisher is going digital-only, with jobs lost in the process.
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Feds ban news website on public employees' computers | Jan 14 2015 | Francella Fiallos | Blacklock's Reporter discovered that it was banned on public employees' computers because the site posed a threat. However, a 2013 policy says public servants are allowed to access news websites.
Fighting the Ebola epidemic through journalism | Jan 13 2015 | Africafiles, Heather Yundt | As the Ebola outbreak continues to hit West Africa, local reporters fight the epidemic through journalism.
It's time to unfriend the CBC | Jan 13 2015 | J. Baglow | L'affaire Amanda Lang is just the latest outrage at the CBC. Time to bury the body.

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Gay publisher Xtra to embrace digital, close print 6079_Smith_W said... Shit. It certainly isn't a step up. Also, have fun arriving in town on a bus and trying to access...
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'Canada's Harper's,' The Walrus Magazine, hires whitest, rightest editor-in-chief they can find Unionist said... I unsubscribed to The Walrus many years ago. Too elitist, rightist, and boring. I love Maisonneuve...
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...
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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...
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