Now on J-Source: Neutral lies?; Canwest explained; confidential sources

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    (xxx)Is it 'neutral' to spread lies?(xxx)

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has a 100 percent conviction rate for hate speech cases, and rights commissions routinely make bizarre decisions upholding, for instance, the right of fast-food workers not to wash their hands. Right? Wrong. These false claims and more have been carelessly spread by Canadian news media, writes Richard Moon, Professor of Law at the University of Windsor.

    (xxx)Canwest newspaper sale, explained (xxx)

Media columnists weigh in on Canwest CEO Paul Godfrey's

$1.2-billion bid for Canwest's newspaper division. What does it mean for Canada?

    (xxx)The upside of the confidential sources ruling(xxx)

Don't let the negative headlines get you down - there's good news for journalists in the the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in the case of the National Post, its former reporter Andrew McIntosh, and the possibly forged document at the heart of a nine-year legal battle to protect a source. Law section editor Dean Jobb reviews the ruling and what it means for journalists.

    (xxx)How do I interview cops and lawyers?(xxx)

Q: I am a crime & court reporter in a small community. I am also new to this beat, I was hoping for some interviewing tips when it comes to police officers (details of new charges and incidents) and lawyers in court (information about their clients and trials). Answer by Rob Tripp, who has been writing about bad guys, courts and prisons for more than 20 years.

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