Freedom of the press is not about who can and can not interview whomever. It’s about what you can and not say in the media, and if someone besides the editor is telling those reporters what to report.

February 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Canada, legislature, notley, Politics, Premier, Questions, Quotabull, rachel, rachel notley, Stuff for sale!, the vote, Truth, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Image0057 Freedom of the press is not about who can and can not interview whomever. It’s about what you can and not say in the media, and if someone besides the editor is telling those reporters what to report.

What is a media person who we would name a reporter working for a major media company? Is a person allowed to determine who will interview them and if they want to give an interview? Are government people allowed to determine where, when and who can interview them or must they be forced to be interviewed by anyone who claims to be a reporter covering the event? What exactly is freedom of the press?
Is anyone with a blog or camera a journalist, who should be allowed into the press gallery of any media event?
In My Opinion:
Everyone has the freedom to say; no you are not invited.
Anyone can be a journalist or reporter, all you need to be so is the will to want to be there at the event. After all it is 2016.
There should be criteria met to show one is a journalist there to cover the event for a media outlet, perhaps an accrediting place such as http://press-presse.ca/site/en/information/becoming-a-member has.
At some events there is a time and place at the event where the public who want a picture or video or to ask a question or something for the blog can do so.
Do people have the freedom to demand the government open press only events up to the general public so they can get a image, sound byte, video or something else to partially trash them with on their blog? Of course people have that freedom, just as the government of the day always has the freedom to say no, your not invited.
Freedom of the press is not about who can and can not interview whomever. It’s about what you can and not say in the media, and if someone besides the editor is telling those reporters what to report.

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