Meta silences Canadian journalism

A whole world of disinformation is at your fingertips on Google and Meta. Quack remedies, conspiracy theories, fake news manufactured by bot farms in Russia and China, are a click away. But if you are looking for reliable, fact-based Canadian news, or long-form essays by our country’s leading thinkers and writers, well, that’s harder to find, and about to get a whole lot harder, courtesy of Facebook.

Q&A with Amber Bracken, Canadian photojournalist and 2022 Ken Filkow Prize winner

Amber Bracken is a Canadian photojournalist who has reported extensively on the impacts of colonization, often affecting Indigenous peoples in North America. PEN Canada awarded her the 2022 Ken Filkow Prize for her courageous coverage of  the 2021 coastal pipeline protests on Wetʼsuwetʼen First Nation territory in British Columbia. Bracken has also won the Contemporary Issues category of the 2017 World Press Photo awards and in 2022 won the overall World Press Photo of the Year.

Can the Police Search my Phone?

This Know Your Rights guide is intended to help you understand your rights if you are asked to show your phone to the police. It is the second in a series aimed at helping you understand your legal rights to free expression and privacy. The Know Your Rights series is partially funded by IFEX and is part of PEN Canada’s Canadian Issues program.