Canadians need to face our history of violence, and we need a mediascape that can help us do this complicated, messy work.
Canada is no stranger to dynastic ownership of its media companies
A strong fact-checking industry can stop the normalization of lying and advocate for policy changes. But the weaponization of fact-checking can cause irreversible harm.
As it stands right now, political parties in Canada face little oversight or transparency requirements for the data they collect and create about Canadian citizens.
For decades, the media has been circling the issue of sexual violence, mirroring society’s discomfort.
A post-CETA free trade deal with the United Kingdom should facilitate decarbonization and a just transition, not get in the way.
Robert Hackett is a CCPA Research Associate, co-founder of Media Democracy Days in 2001, and co-author of Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication (2006) and Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives (2017).
Sophie Birks is a writer and researcher from Montreal, and can be found on Twitter at @sophiejeanbirks.
Trevor Deley (he/him) is a PhD candidate in e-business at the University of Ottawa. He has a BSc in neuroscience, an MSc in biology and data science, and was a software developer at IBM.
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