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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 1 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Surveillance of La Presse reporter a ‘serious attack on freedom of the press in Canada’

The case of a Montreal newspaper columnist whose smartphone was tracked by Montreal police is part of a troubling trend emerging in Quebec and across the country, freedom of expression advocates say.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 31 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Press Association Condemns Use Of Legal Proceedings Against Media In Venezuela

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) on Friday voiced a complaint that Venezuela is one of the countries in the Americas with most legal proceedings against journalists and news media, a mechanism used by the government, officials and state bodies to halt the dissemination of independent information and give rise to self-censorship.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 14 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Anatomy of ‘Making a Murderer’: Media changes the game in high-profile cases

‘Murder is hot.”

That was the observation of an NBC Dateline reporter as she tried to explain the media circus surrounding Steven Avery’s murder trial in the documentary Making a Murderer.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 1 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

US Supreme Court Tosses Out Man’s Conviction For Making Threats On Facebook

The Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who said violent messages he posted on Facebook were therapeutic, not true threats. Anthony Elonis was arrested by the FBI, which had been monitoring his posts.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 5 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Free speech in La Belle Province

Quebec town makes it illegal to insult its cops and workers online

MONTREAL – A Quebec town has made it illegal to insult a police officer or any of its municipal employees on the Internet.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Jan 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Free speech versus state security

Don’t criminalize the glorification of terrorism, law professors urge government, citing ‘uncertain constitutional terrain’

If someone posts a statement online that “all real Muslims should engage in military jihad,” should that be enough for police to come knocking?

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