The Unfulfilled Promise of Press Freedom in Canada

March 7, 2017|
The Unfulfilled Promise of Press Freedom in Canada by Lisa Taylor
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Canadian news reports are riddled with accounts of Access to Information requests denied and government reports released with large swaths of content redacted.

The Unfulfilled Promise of Press Freedom in Canada offers a vast array of viewpoints that critically analyze the application and interpretation of press freedom under the Charter of Rights. This collection, assiduously put together by editors Lisa Taylor and Cara-Marie O’Hagan, showcases the insights of leading authorities in law, journalism, and academia as well as broadcasters and public servants. The contributors explore the ways in which press freedom has been constrained by outside forces, like governmental interference, threats of libel suits, and financial constraints. These intersectional and multifaceted lines of inquiry provide the reader with a 360-degree assessment of press freedom in Canada while discouraging complacency among Canadian citizens. After all, an informed citizenry is a free citizenry.

Lisa Taylor, a former lawyer, is a faculty member in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University. She spent more than a decade as a CBC Radio & Television journalist where her work was recognized by the Gemini Awards, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, and the B’nai Brith Media Human Rights Awards. Cara-Marie O’Hagan is t...
Title:The Unfulfilled Promise of Press Freedom in Canada
Product dimensions:296 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:296 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:March 7, 2017
Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781487500375

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