Court decision a victory for journalists covering Indigenous protests – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2019238 Views

Today’s decision by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal is a victory not only for Justin Brake, but for all journalists covering demonstrations, particularly those led by Indigenous peoples.

The 29-page decision sided with news media and dealt a blow to parties using injunctions to keep journalists away.

“This is ground breaking because the law wasn’t clear on it before,” said St. John’s lawyer Erin Best, who represented the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), which had intervenor status in the case.

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