INCIDENTS

Incidents

CBC closes Beijing bureau after Chinese government refuses journalist visa

CBC/Radio-Canada closed its Beijing bureau after the Chinese government refused to provide a journalist visa for the broadcaster’s new China correspondent. 

Russia bans more Canadian media workers from the country, following prior sanctions

Media workers were among 62 Canadians sanctioned by the Russian government and banned indefinitely from entering the country. 

CTV staff attacked outside convoy protest organizer’s bail hearing

A CTV camera operator and CTV journalist Glen McGregor were shoved in a scrum outside a bail hearing in Ottawa for convoy protest organizer Tamara Lich.

CTV staff attacked outside convoy protest organizer’s bail hearing

CTV journalist Glen McGregor and a CTV camera operator were shoved in a scrum outside a bail hearing in Ottawa for convoy protest organizer Tamara Lich.

Montreal police refuse to answer questions from The Rover

A Montreal police media relations officer refused to answer an emailed request from journalist Christopher Curtis, because the officer didn’t consider his outlet The Rover to be a “professional” media organization. 

MP Pierre Poilievre posts tweet calling Global News a “Liberal mouthpiece” 

Pierre Poilievre, then a federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, tweeted a statement describing Global News as a “Liberal mouthpiece,” in response to questions from Global News journalist Rachel Gilmore. 

B.C. Court of Appeal upholds order for journalist’s emails and interview tape

The B.C. Supreme Court ordered Glacier Media journalist Alanna Kelly to turn over unpublished video of an interview with a complainant in a sexual assault case, as well as Kelly’s emails and text messages with the complainant and her lawyer. 

Russia closes CBC’s Moscow bureau and cancels journalists’ visas

Russia’s foreign ministry announced it would close CBC/Radio-Canada’s Moscow bureau and cancel its reporters’ visas. 

Russia bans Canadian journalists from the country

Journalists were among 61 Canadians sanctioned by the Russian government and banned indefinitely from entering the country. 

Humber College apologizes after security guards stopped two journalism students who were filming for a class assignment on campus

Humber journalism students Makayla Verbruggen and Kyshia Osei were confronted by campus security after a Starbucks employee reported that the two were filming in a public lobby, reported Humber News on April 14, 2022.