Recently, Rebel faced press freedom issues as the Notley NDP tried to block us from events. Many in the media stood with us and now VICE Canada is facing much graver consequences if the courts don’t side with them in their press freedom fight.
Journalist Ben Makuch was able to interview former Calgary resident and suspected Islamic State militant, Mohamed Farook Shirdon, by tracking him down using social media.
While it’s understandable why the mounties want to speak with this terrorist who has threatened Canada, they shouldn’t be forcing a media outlet to hand over information on a source because it would set a dangerous precedent.
If you believe in free media and you stood with Rebel, then it’s time to stand with VICE.