Challenging a Democratic Government's Secrecy

Mills, Russell
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p41
The article deals with the complaints raised by journalists concerning the lack of support of some owners of Canadian news organizations for the opposition of journalists to the control of the government over news coverage. One of the provisions require ministers to seek approval from the office of the Prime Minister before they arrange a meeting with the press. In addition, Ministers are only free to speak about the electoral priorities of the present government. Communicating about other topic is illegal.


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