The standoff on unceded territory was the top news story of 2020, until the pandemic hit. But since then, coverage has waned and in-depth looks have largely been left to freelancers and smaller independent news outlets that have fewer resources to fight charges in court.
If the state police lock up members of the press for doing their jobs, can we really call Canada’s media a free press?
Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano join Jesse to dig into it.
Video footage shows RCMP Wet’suwet’en raid, Michael Toledano for CBC News
Amber Bracken honoured by Canadian Association of Journalists for Wet’suwet’en coverage, (June 2020) The Narwhal