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A reporter's long, failed fight to keep his work on ISIS from the RCMP

Vice reporter Ben Makuch on his long, failed fight to keep an ISIS source’s communications away from the RCMP, and what it might mean for press freedom in Canada.
Journalist Ben Makuch of Vice Media arrives to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
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For the last four years, Vice reporter Ben Makuch has been fighting to keep communications he had with a suspected ISIS fighter from the RCMP. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, and last week Makuch and Vice lost their final appeal on this case. Ben Makuch talks to host Jayme Poisson about that journey, and what it might mean for press freedom in Canada.

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