The CBC documentary below was produced in 2012, surely not during the covid-19 pandemic of 2020 ?:
Talking about the freedom of press, here is what our Deputy PM, a former journalist herself (+ spouse of a journalist), rushed to tweet today:
That is what she said today, that is on May 3rd, 2020….
Below is what she did in July 2019… Mmm, not that congruent with her message of today, ironically at a press freedom conference in the UK.
The piece of good news in the short news documentary below is the following: The mainstream media, including CTV News and CBC, stood up for Rebel Media‘s right to have access to a press freedom conference with Ms. Freeland. That was a beautiful moment of Canadian solidarity. Bravo to our journalists!
What was funny in that story is that Ms. Freeland’s staff (likely on her behalf?) accepted Al Jazeera… but not Rebel news to her press conference. Al Jazeera, yes ?. You cannot be more “propagandist” than Al Jazeera in life. For instance, Al Jazeera usually reports on all the countries of the world… BUT their own, Qatar. Yes, this is how free press looks like in this country.
Anyhow, to conclude this post on a positive note, thank you Roula (Ms. Azar-Douglas) for your professional, independent, ethical, critical, and smart work as a journalist. Thank you for teaching critical thinking to your students. You reassure Bambi that professional journalism is alive, even during turmoils and pandemics. Thanks also for the inspiration… Happy Word Press Freedom to you! By the way, Happy Day to another inspiring journalist, Mr. Wark, and to all our local journalists too ?!