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#161 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 09:34 AM

I pay very little attention to local media. Even free, it's overpriced.


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#162 todd

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 03:03 PM

I pay very little attention to local media. Even free, it's overpriced.


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#163 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 06:24 AM

A BC Supreme Court judge has permanently prohibited Capital Daily from publishing a leaked document that raises questions about the RCMP’s conduct at Fairy Creek. 

 

That’s about as specific as we’re allowed to be, now that the publication ban has been made official; the nature of the document is, in many ways, the key to the story, and talking about what, specifically, it is could land us in hot water and violate the court order. 

 

What we can tell you is what got us to this point—and that’s a story unto itself. 

 

A leaked report

 

A document landed in my inbox on Jan. 18, and its importance was immediately obvious. It raised questions about an important ruling by [redacted], and how the RCMP has been abiding by it or avoiding it in the context of Fairy Creek.

 

I reached out to the document’s author and to the RCMP to confirm its authenticity, with questions about where it came from, how common this kind of document is, and how it was used. 

 

Instead of responding to the questions, the author contacted the BC Prosecution Service. The document had been provided to people who are defending against criminal contempt charges. Under Canadian law, defendants have a right to see evidence that could be used against them in order to respond to the charges—this is called the discovery process. But they are not meant to share those documents with the outside world. My being in possession of the document meant that someone had violated that agreement. 

 

That broken agreement is at the heart of what came next: a publication ban that was swiftly enacted to prevent me from publishing a story about the document. 

 

 

https://www.capitald...d-capital-daily


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 June 2022 - 06:28 AM.


#164 spanky123

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 06:47 AM

^ The Capital Daily tried to validate a source? I see they have joined some sort of journalism integrity group. I wonder if that was a condition of their lawsuit?

 

Speaks more to the integrity of their source who tried to publicize documents that they knew were protected by the court.



#165 spanky123

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 10:49 AM

Apparently the CD's parent is trying to raise $5M. Claims that thanks to a Government 25% payroll program, the CD makes a small profit.

 

https://thelogic.co/...-north-america/



#166 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 11:00 AM

Why does the Capital Daily need a government handout? For that matter, why does any media? If they are unable to attract advertisers based on their content, then so be it.



#167 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 11:01 AM

In its pitch to prospective potential investors, OMG emphasizes the importance of government support to its business model. “The government is our silent partner,” reads its pitch, noting the government covers 25 per cent of the salaries the company pays its journalists. The government subsidy is the result of OMG’s status as a qualified Canadian journalism organization—a designation the government gives to news outlets that meet a set of criteria, including publishing original news content. These organizations can apply for a tax credit that offers a credit of up to $13,750, or 25 per cent of salaries for each eligible newsroom employee.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 June 2022 - 11:03 AM.


#168 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 11:08 AM

...The government subsidy is the result of OMG’s status as a qualified Canadian journalism organization—a designation the government gives to news outlets that meet a set of criteria, including publishing original news content...

So long as it promotes the official government perspective.



 



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