Canada: Appeal Court Orders Vice Media to Produce Source Communications to Police – Paul Schabas, Iris Fischer and Ravi Amarnath

30 03 2017

In April 2016, we reported that an Ontario court had upheld a police production order requiring Vice Media Canada Inc. (“Vice”) to produce communications between reporter Ben Makuch and Farah Shirdon, a Canadian believed to be fighting for ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Canada: R v Vice Media, Court Orders Vice Media to Deliver Source Communications to Police – Paul Schabas, Iris Fischer and Helen Richards

6 04 2016

rcmp-cdn-jihadist-charged-fatah-092415In a disappointing decision in the case of R v Vice Media Canada Inc (2016 ONSC 1961) an Ontario court has upheld a production order requiring Vice Media Canada Inc. (Vice) to deliver to police communications between reporter Ben Makuch and Farah Shirdon, a Canadian believed to be fighting for ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »





Canada, AB v Bragg Communications: What’s in a Name? Supreme Court allows libel plaintiff to proceed anonymously – Paul Schabas and Adam Lazier

28 09 2012

On 27 September 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision A.B. v. Bragg Communications (2012 SCC 46) a case which deals with the balance between the open courts principle, privacy, and the rights of children.  The Court permitted a teenager to proceed anonymously in her application to find out the identity of her alleged cyberbullies.  The Court did, however, deny her application for a broader publication ban. Read the rest of this entry »