Celebrity “Click Bait” vs Journalism

An opinion poll suggests a large majority of Canadians blame sensationalized celebrity reports on media outlets that run them “to get as many people as possible to go to their digital media site to earn ad revenue,” said a report today by

Morality and killing seals

Canada’s east-coast seal hunting industry both won and lost Monday, in a ruling by the World Trade Organization. The WTO ruled mostly in favour of Europe in its dispute with Canada, upholding Europe’s ban on imported products of Canada’s east coast seal

Charles Mandel

F&O is happy to welcome aboard Canadian journalist Charles Mandel as our newest regular contributor. Mandel, who has worked throughout the continent, is now based on the east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He will contribute book reviews, “Think” features and Dispatches

Locke: a malaria moon

For nearly a decade Greg Locke traveled through rural east and central Africa, from his home base in Nairobi to destinations including the some of the world’s largest refugee camps in Dadaab South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Lake Kivu, the eastern Congo and

Under a malaria moon

By GREG LOCKE These photos and rough notes were made in central and east Africa, where I spent nearly a decade covering news assignments and co-producing a book about Médecins Sans Frontières with Elliot Layton. My journeys,  from 1996 to 2005,  followed an arc through rural

Photojournalist wins $1.2M in copyright lawsuit

Haitian photographer Daniel Morel has been awarded $1.2 Million by a US judge in a nasty copyright infringement lawsuit against Getty Images and Agence France-Presse. This decision is not only a major win for Morel and serious damage to the reputations of

Frack fluids can migrate to aquifers within years, study predicts

  by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublicaMay 1, 2012 A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than

Chinese “most-wanted” fugitive Lai Changxing deported from Canada

by Deborah JonesVANCOUVER, Canada, July 2011 A Canadian court cleared the way for China’s most-wanted fugitive Lai Changxing to be sent home to face expected criminal charges. “The life of the applicant is in the Chinese Government’s hands,” ruled Judge Michel M.J.

Canadian magazine lit fuse for Occupy Wall Street protest

by Deborah JonesVANCOUVER, Canada, October 2011 Protests against corporate power in the United States began in the basement of an old house in Vancouver, behind massive trees, down wooden stairs, past a box of soup cans for recycling, at the world headquarters

Manthorpe: Philippines politics still stormy after Haiyen

F&O international affairs columnist Jonathan Manthorpe examines the chaos that typhoon Haiyan made of  the Philippines’ presidential campaign. An excerpt:  When aid arrived this week in the Philippines’ Capiz region devastated by typhoon Haiyan, some of it came in tasteful blue bags decorated

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