Ain’t Canadian Democracy Great?! Journalists and Photographers Who Truly Serve The Public Interest Are Criminalized. (Link incl Vid)

PRESS TV   By Joshua Blakeney, Calgary, Canada    July 31, 2013

criminalize speechFreedom of expression and freedom of the press are the core components of any democracy. But in Canada there have been numerous examples in recent history of those rights being abrogated.

The Canadian constitution upholds freedom of the press. However, a significant number of journalists and photographers are finding themselves being harassed and criminalized by increasingly politicized law enforcement officers who overlook the supreme law of Canada time and time again.

Jakub Markiewicz was arrested in 2012 when he filmed security guards and police detaining a man at a shopping mall in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Jennifer Pawluck was arrested when she took a photo of someone else’s graffiti depicting a Montreal police officer in a negative light and posted it on the internet.

Paul Pritchard had his footage of police tazering to death a Polish immigrant, Robert Dziekanski, at Vancouver’s airport confiscated and had to launch a lawsuit against the police to retrieve the footage which was later used as evidence to demonstrate police impropriety. (Dziekanski on right)Robert Dziekanski polish

Critics say that the Harper government’s so called “tough on crime” agenda has given many police officers the impression that they are above the law.

Such critics say that it is the government’s empowerment of the police that is leading to the increased criminalization of journalists and photographers who serve the public interest.

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/31/316499/canada-increases-criminalization-of-media-workers/

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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