Vice Reporter Must Turn Over Materials To RCMP, Appeal Court Rules
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Vice Reporter Must Turn Over Materials To RCMP, Appeal Court Rules
Vice and others had been seeking to overturn an earlier decision ordering reporter Ben Makuch to hand over messages with ISIS fighter Farah Shirdon.

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled against Vice and its reporter Ben Makuch, who had been fighting a production order to turn over to the RCMP the chat logs and other materials from Makuch’s interviews with Calgary-born ISIS fighter Farah Shirdon. (Full decision at bottom.)

The three-judge panel failed to be persuaded by the arguments put forward by Vice, Makuch, and the various journalist and civil liberties organizations that had obtained intervenor status.

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