Radio-Canada’s Marie-Maude Denis has been ordered by Quebec Superior Court to reveal who leaked confidential information to her. Last week’s ruling says Denis, one of Quebec’s best-known investigative reporters, must identify sources used for a story on alleged collusion in the awarding of public contracts. The public broadcaster says it will appeal the decision. Michel Cormier, Radio-Canada’s head of news and current affairs, says the ruling threatens the public’s right to be informed.
The CRTC has launched a public process to make lower-cost data-only wireless plans more widely available to Canadians. The commission is also seeking comments on what specific rules, if any, are needed to ensure they are widely available to Canadians. Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus must provide their proposals for lower-cost data-only plans by Apr. 23. The CRTC will then publish for public comment. It’s also announced final rates for wholesale roaming services, the fees national carriers can charge smaller wireless providers to access their networks while roaming. The final rates are between 44 per cent and 99 per cent lower depending on carrier, wireless service and whether it’s voice, data or text. The commission also upheld its decision discounting wi-fi as a home network, which for now, closes the door to wi-fi-first mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).
The Atlantic Journalism Awards have announced 2017 finalists. Among the nominees are Brett Ruskin – CBC Halifax; Danielle Barron – NTV St. John’s and Philippe Grenier, Radio-Canada Acadie St. John’s for Best Video Journalist. CBC Maritime Noon; The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax and Radio-Canada Acadie Moncton are nominated for Best Information News Radio Program. View the complete list of nominees here. The gold and silver awards will be presented Apr. 28 at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel.
The 2018 Emerge Media Awards celebrated the best of Canadian student media in conjunction with the Emerge Media Conference in Toronto. Now in their fourth year, the EMAs showcase the achievements of journalism, media studies and communications students. Find the list of this year’s winners here.