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Media law tsunami in Canada

By Steven | May 26, 2009

A wave of important media law cases is hitting the Canadian Supreme Court. One’s on qualified privilege and I’ve discussed it here. The others include cases on confidential sources and bail hearing publication bans.

I’m inclined to think that the guidance on free speech issues from the Canadian SC tends to be the most thoughtful, useful and relevant to NZ (though they’re a bit behind the play on qualified privilege…), so I’m geekily excited by these developments. Sad, I know.

(Hat-tip: Andrew Geddis, though I’m not sure if he’s geekily excited).

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