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CANADA – Supreme Court rules against VICE reporter in trial on source protection

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision today that upholds a lower court’s ruling compelling VICE reporter Ben Makuch to hand over all his communications with his source, an alleged Islamic State fighter to Canadian police. “Compelling a journalist to hand over their communications with a source for the purpose of a police investigation directly undermines the independence journalists must enjoy in order to fulfil

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