Canada: Police Impersonating Journalists

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression report that Ontario police continue to impersonate journalists, in this case at a Mohawk rally.

This practice of impersonating journalists concerns CJFE for two reasons. First, this tactic compromises the media’s position as an independent third party, thereby threatening reporters’ safety and their ability to gain access to stories and sources.

Second, we believe that when police – city, provincial or the RCMP – pretend they are journalists they undermine a free press in Canada.

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