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The Ad IDEM Writing Prize 2017

Ad IDEM/CMLA is introducing the Ad IDEM Writing Prize for students writing on the topic of freedom of expression. The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2017 with the winner to be announced by September 2017.

For details please click on the link below.

The Ad IDEM Writing Prize 2017

UN Human Rights Council Resolution - A/HRC/33L.6

At its 33rd session on September 29, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a new Resolution on the safety of journalists which welcomed the work of UNESCO in fortifying media safety worldwide.

Of particular interest, in light of the recent revelations of police intrusions in Quebec and the bid for a shield law, please refer to paragraph 12 of the resolution, which calls upon states to protect the confidentiality of journalists' sources.

"12. Further calls upon States to protect in law and in practice the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, in acknowledgement of the essential role of journalists in fostering government accountability and an inclusive and peaceful society, subject only to limited and clearly defined exceptions provided in national legal frameworks, including judicial authorization, in compliance with States’ obligations under international human rights law;"

United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on the safety of journalists

BC Provincial Court Post-Consultation Memorandum - Court Services Online Criminal Information(CSO)(2016)

1. No more online remote access through CSO to adult criminal case information regarding acquittals, dismissals and withdrawals after 30 days from the entry of the acquittal, dismissal or withdrawal.

2. No more online remote access through CSO to adult criminal case information regarding stays of proceedings after one year from the entry of the stay.

3. No more online remote access through CSO to information regarding peace bonds issued once the peace bond has expired on its terms.

BC Provincial Court Post-Consulation Memorandum re Court Services Online Criminal Information (2016)

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