Independent journalists fought for their right to report on Fairy Creek — and won – The Discourse

Independent journalists fought for their right to report on Fairy Creek — and won – The Discourse

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202186 Views

A July 20 court ruling directs RCMP to respect journalists’ rights to witness arrests at Fairy Creek.

July 20, 2021

Today a coalition of independent news outlets are celebrating a watershed ruling in favour of press freedoms in Canada.

The B.C. Superior Court granted the media coalition’s application to modify forestry company Teal-Jones’s court-ordered injunction with a clause that aims to secure journalists’ right to witness the RCMP enforcement actions currently underway.

During a two-day hearing in Nanaimo, lawyer Sean Hern presented arguments to the court on behalf of the coalition of news outlets and groups, including The Discourse, IndigiNews, The Narwhal, Capital Daily, Ricochet Media, APTN News, Canada’s National Observer and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

Read More: https://thediscourse.ca/vancouver-island/independent-journalists-court-ruling-fairy-creek

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