CANADALAND

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

1 Canadian podcast.

Twitter conversations seem more interesting than the media's coverage on Canada's first Indigenous Governor-General. The Bay tries to empower BIPOC while stealing one's likeness without consent. And Canada's new "guiding principles" for diverse content online feel off to Jesse. Writer and lawyer Hadiya Roderique co-hosts. Links: Hadiya's essay that the …
News stories are frequently updated, clarified or corrected online, after they've been published. But when there's no disclosure that a story has been changed, something's usually up. Producer/reporter Alex de Boer digs deep into one such case, when an article in Victoria News about a demonstration in support of the …
The media is fixated on whether to celebrate Canada Day as the Lower Kootenay First Nation announces the discovery of another 182 unmarked graves in BC. And after recording, Lytton BC began evacuation and we’re trying to understand what a heat dome is. Former Executive Director of APTN Karyn Pugliese …
As reports of Chinese government influence in Canadian media gain traction, South China Morning Post reporter Ian Young reveals an incredible tale from the past. Almost 20 years ago, the PRC's media company actually bought a Canadian newspaper. But all is not as it seemed, and media mogul Li Bolun …
The Toronto Star published a "Saturday Debate" about Egerton Ryerson's legacy that contradicted the TRC - and they knew it. And it appears a police dog's life mattered more than a Métis man's in Alberta. Canadaland French-language correspondent Emilie Nicolas and Canadaland contributing editor Danielle Paradis take over in Jesse's …
Queen's University quickly rejected the findings of an anonymous report accusing six people associated with the school of misrepresenting their Indigenous identities. That prompt dismissal has raised questions about the non-status Ardoch Algonquin group, and the controversial academic from the U.S. who co-founded it. Further reading: Anonymous report to Queen's …
Ed the Sock doesn't seem okay since Bell announced it would reboot MuchMusic. CBC won't let their audience comment on their articles on Facebook anymore. And a Global radio host loses his job for using a racial slur - Is the era of edgelord talk radio over? Vice Senior Editor …
"Coercive control" is how cults like NXIVM entrap followers and how abusive partners dominate their victims. A growing movement is calling for a law against it. But what about the many people who want to surrender their will to others? Sarah Berman is the author of Don't Call It A …
Muslim-Canadians call out the media for harming their community. And the controversy around CBC cancelling Kim's Convenience goes international. Freelance journalist and The Backbench's host Fatima Syed co-hosts. Further reading: Jonathan's full Twitter thread on The London Free Press & Toronto Sun's coverage of the London attack; Fatima's most recent …
Recordings of 911 calls from the night of the Portapique massacre have been leaked to the press, and they prove that the RCMP have been lying from the start about a crucial piece of information. But somehow it’s the journalists that published the calls who are facing an angry public …
The discovery of 215 residential school children in a mass grave spurs this week's discussion on how journalists report stories about Indigenous people. And in the wake of this news, a Bill that could empower Indigenous children is largely eclipsed. Thunder Bay host Ryan McMahon and IndigiNews' child welfare reporter …
There have been dozens of arrests at Fairy Creek... but not much footage to show for it. That's because the RCMP have been blocking and corralling journalists from freely covering the demonstrations. But according to court precedent and the RCMP's own guidelines, journalists do have the right to be present …
Covering BC's anti-logging protests raise issues about journalists' decorum, access, and how stories about land protectors are framed. And Native Twitter gets a CNN pundit fired for spewing racist views about Indigenous people. Thunder Bay host Ryan McMahon and photojournalist Amber Bracken take over in Jesse's absence. Further reading: CAJ's …
A repost of one of the most popular Canadaland episodes ever, from way back in 2014. The Irvings are secretive billionaires who have a monopoly on New Brunswick's news media. Journalist Jacques Poitras, author of Irving vs Irving, describes how the family subtly suppresses criticism and destroys competitors. This episode …
CIJA has called-out Canadaland for not adequately denouncing last week's guest. Meanwhile, controversy over coverage of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Canada. And filmmaker Michelle Latimer launches her inevitable comeback campaign, damn the consequences. Thunder Bay host Ryan McMahon and Independent Jewish Voices' communications lead Aaron Lakoff take over in Jesse's absence. …
The Canadian Armed Forces has known that they have a problem with sexual misconduct for over two decades. Why can't they figure out how to stop it? In 1998, several women came forward to Maclean's magazine about their experiences being raped or sexually harassed in the military. Many years and …
Reporting on the occupation of Palestine is "all stick, no carrot." And Canada's National Newspaper Awards is more like the Golden Globes than we thought. Writer and researcher Dalya al-Masri co-hosts. Further reading: A bit more background on why Duncan McCue's apologized for saying "Palestine" on air Michelle Latimer "breaks …
Migrant farm workers aren't the only temporary foreign workers who have been largely forgotten and failed during the pandemic. Producer Sula Greene brings us the voices of workers some of us see every day but who nevertheless often remain invisible. What do these women endure to become Permanent Residents of …
Torstar publishes pro-gambling content now. And the Rogers family vacation at Mar-a-Lago. Data journalist David Weisz co-hosts. Further reading: See Steve McAllister's Torstar contributions about sports betting here; David duly noted CBC's The Big Spend, which takes a look at COVID spending; David also duly noted Humber's Storylab Surviving Hate …
In 1972, the government funded an absurd study to measure the impact of cannabis on productivity. Show Notes: Young women were sequestered in a hospital ward for 98 days and administered daily doses of super-potent, government-grown marijuana. They smoked 2 joints a day while weaving macrame belts for money. Their …