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  • For NewsWire Distribution: CBC and Canadian Press Flunked Out in Coverage of Several Terrorist Cases

    11/04/2005 12:33:24 PM PST · by OldWNewW · 2 replies · 557+ views
    I-NewsWire.Com ^ | 2005-11-04 | SPNW NewsWire
    Terrorism and Security: Major Canadian Media Organizations Possibly a Haven for Single-Issue Activists Government policy analyst lodges request for investigation of lop-sided media coverage of two terrorism related cases. Poor journalism widespread while watchdog bodies ineffective or biased. (I-Newswire) - Literally millions of Canadians have read the newspapers or seen coverage of the cases of Muhammed Mahjoub, a suspected terrorist being held indefinitely on a secret service security certificate, and Maher Arar, also suspected of having terrorist connections. While Canadian media such as the CBC and the Canadian Press have provided ample opportunities for Maher Arar and Muhammed Mahjoub and...
  • Satellite Radio In Canada Back To Square One?

    08/29/2005 3:51:40 PM PDT · by Brian328i · 10 replies · 576+ views
    FMQB ^ | August 29, 2005
    Reports from Canada say that the decision to allow satellite radio into the Great White North could be sent back to the Canadian Radio-Television And Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), stalling XM and Sirius' efforts. The Toronto Globe And Mail reports that Heritage Minister Liza Frulla will ask the cabinet to be reviewed further. Lobbyists have complained that the CRTC decision does not require enough Canadian content from the broadcasters. The satcasters have said that if the decision is sent back, their companies will need to start over from scratch, thus wasting millions of dollars. Kevin Shea of Sirius Canada told the...
  • Fox News And Porn? Cable Company: Can't Have One Without The Other

    05/17/2005 11:33:53 PM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 3 replies · 390+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | May 18, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Why do FOX News and Canada seem to go together like oil and water? First, the Liberal Party-led Canadian government worked tirelessly to ensure the American FOX News Channel remained banned from the country's cable systems, for as long as possible. At one time, there were even plans for a FOX News Canada channel (WOW what a great idea), but they were scrapped in 2003 by News Corporation.
  • Satellite Radio banned in Canada : CRTC is making criminals out of ordinary Canadians

    05/05/2005 7:54:09 PM PDT · by Allan · 63 replies · 2,168+ views
    Digital Home Canada ^ | May 5, 1005
    The Globe and Mail recently reported that two Canadian car makers won't be offering satellite radio in their 2006 models because the CRTC refuses to approve the radios for sale in Canada. The broadcast regulator has steadfastly refused to allow two American satellite radio providers, Sirius satellite radio and XM satellite radio to operate in this country and will prosecute Canadians who dare to operate or sell these products in Canada. We examine the situation and wonder, has a government organization that is prepared to prosecute Canadians for listening to foreign radio stations outlived its usefulness? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Satellite radio is...
  • CRTC finally approves of Fox News(We can finally watch FOX News)

    11/18/2004 10:16:42 AM PST · by youngtory · 35 replies · 1,233+ views
    Canada.com ^ | November 18,2004 | Canadian Press
    Fox News channel heading north Canadian Press Thursday, November 18, 2004 ADVERTISEMENT OTTAWA -- The Fox News Channel will soon be coming to Canadian digital TV. The CRTC, Canada's broadcast regulator, announced Thursday that the right-wing, all-news channel can be carried by Canadian cable companies on digital. The NFL Network also got the OK. Canadians already have access to the main Fox network, but some critics objected to the open bias of the news channel. The Canadian Cable Television Association had made a request to the CRTC to import Fox and the NFL Network for digital tiers. The cable association...
  • Judge scraps TV law: Ruling could open door to a world of new channels(Good news for Canadians)

    10/29/2004 9:56:35 AM PDT · by youngtory · 11 replies · 720+ views
    National Post ^ | October 29, 2004 | Mike King
    MONTREAL -- Making it illegal for Canadians to subscribe to foreign television channels via satellite infringes on their freedom of expression, a long-awaited judgment concluded Thursday. The 153-page ruling by Quebec Court Judge Danielle Cote found two sections of the federal Radiocommunication Act dealing with so-called grey-market satellite systems for decoding an encrypted programming signal violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. "She had to invalidate the law because the law itself was so infringing," said Jacques D'Argy of Drummondville, Que., who sought the court ruling. D'Argy and his brother-in-law, Richard Theriault, were charged in December 1998 with using...
  • Censoring a voice of reason

    07/22/2004 8:02:39 PM PDT · by TheMole · 4 replies · 1,651+ views
    National Post ^ | Thursday, July 22, 2004 | Frederick Tetu
      Censoring a voice of reason His critics say he is vulgar -- but Jeff Fillion's real 'crime' was that he dared skewer Quebec's sacred cows   Frederick Tetu National Post Thursday, July 22, 2004 QUEBEC CITY - If it were only a question of good taste versus bad taste -- to be resolved on the basis of the half-dozen or so excerpts plucked from Jeff Fillion's program and circulated in the national press -- then the question of whether the CRTC was right to close down Quebec City's CHOI radio station would appear to be justified.But there is...
  • Al-Jazeera May Never Air In Canada

    07/16/2004 4:44:17 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 8 replies · 1,957+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 16, 2004 | James Adams
    TORONTO — The controversial Arabic-language TV station Al-Jazeera got approval yesterday for digital distribution in Canada -- but don't expect to see its programming any time soon, if ever, via Canadian cable companies and direct-to-home satellite services. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced from Ottawa that Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based network often called "the CNN of the Arab world," would be eligible for delivery as a specialty digital service along with eight other "non-Canadian third-language services." At the same time, the CRTC turned down requests by six other non-Canadian "ethnic" channels for the same status, including a hotly contested application...
  • Al-Jazeera wins CRTC approval

    07/15/2004 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Buck W. · 14 replies · 434+ views
    National Post ^ | 7/15/04
    Thursday, July 15, 2004 OTTAWA -- The Arabic Al-Jazeera network has been cleared for viewing by Canadians. In a decision bound to stir controversy, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the federal regulator, granted the network approval Thursday for distribution by cable companies. While cable companies want the network, the Canadian Jewish Congress and others argue that Al-Jazeera, often called the CNN of the Arab world, broadcasts anti-Semitic programs. The commission, in its ruling Thursday, said distributors of Al-Jazeera in Canada will be required to guard against the broadcast of ``any abusive comment.'' That could mean editing or deleting some...
  • Free-speech fight erupts after CRTC bans station

    07/14/2004 10:51:58 AM PDT · by Grig · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | TU THANH HA
    Montreal — In a Canadian first yesterday, federal regulators yanked the broadcasting licence of CHOI-FM, Quebec City's most popular radio station, because of a long-running pattern of offensive comments by its morning hosts. Setting the stage for a fierce debate over freedom of speech and the power to regulate airwaves, station owner Patrice Demers vowed to go to court to save his $25-million, 35-employee business. “You just witnessed an act of censorship that is totally unjustified and incomprehensible,” he said. “I will probably lose $25-million because I stood by my hosts and gave them freedom of speech.” It is only...
  • Toronto radio morning show hosts suspended indefinitely for antics of guests

    03/29/2004 7:55:49 AM PST · by SB00 · 2 replies · 680+ views
    Toronto morning show hosts suspended after Steve-O makes crass appearance ANGELA PACIENZA Canadian Press March 27, 2004 TORONTO (CP) - Gross-out TV personality Steve-O made a mess Friday with his brutish antics on a Toronto morning radio show. After a series of sexually suggestive and graphic on-air pranks, he was pulled off the show and the popular radio hosts running it were suspended. Steve-O, Chris Pontius and Weeman of MTV's Jackass were in the city promoting the Don't Try This At Home tour, which is making its rounds - complete with bloody stunts from self-inflicted torture - in Ontario, Quebec,...