CANADALAND

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Media criticism, news analysis and investigations with host Jesse Brown. The

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Gagged By Law Sept. 13, 2021

Non-disclosure agreements are incredibly common. But they protect abusers, and block journalism. They are also, as it turns out, often unenforceable. Zelda Perkins, who blew the whistle on Harvey Weinstein, has joined forces with law professor Julie Macfarlane to launch a global campaign against NDAs, called Can't Buy My Silence. Further Reading: cantbuymysilence.com Zelda Perkins on the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-42420389 Prof. Julie Macfarlane's book, Going Public: https://www.amazon.ca/Going-Public-Survivors- Journey-Action/dp/1771134755 Additional music by Audio Network Sponsors Douglas, Dispatch Coffee, Freshbooks, & Squarespace Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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