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3 Denials of access in 2024
2 Arrest/criminal charge in 2024
3 Physical attacks in 2024
3 Chilling statements in 2024
17 Denials of access in 2023
7 Chilling statements in 2023
3 Physical attacks in 2023
61 Online threats in 2023
12 Physical attacks in 2022
10 Denials of access in 2022
19 Intimidation/ harassment in 2022
6 Chilling statements in 2022

INCIDENTS

Arrest/criminal charge

CUTV journalist arrested in Montreal

Montreal police arrested CUTV journalist Savanna Craig while she was covering a pro-Palestinian protest inside a Scotiabank in downtown Montreal.

Chilling statement

Indian government blocks access to CBC documentary

The Indian government ordered YouTube and X to remove a CBC Fifth Estate documentary on the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Physical attack

TVA camera operator spat on

A man yelled and spat at TVA journalists Catherine Bouchard and a camera operator just after they had filmed a live report in Montreal.

Physical attack

TVA journalist spat on

A man yelled and spat at TVA journalists Catherine Bouchard and a camera operator just after they had filmed a live report in Montreal.

Chilling statement

Sûreté du Québec officers sue Radio-Canada for defamation

Sûreté du Québec officers from Val-d’Or, Quebec are suing Radio-Canada and Radio-Canada journalist Josée Dupuis for defamation.

Physical attack

Canadian journalist alive after going missing for two weeks in Gaza 

Mansour Shouman, a Palestinian-Canadian journalist and aid worker in Gaza, disappeared for more than two weeks during heavy Israeli bombardment.

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A history of ‘media exclusion zones’

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