The Fifth Estate The Sextortion of Amanda Todd

A year after her death, most people remember Amanda Todd from her YouTube video, holding up handwritten pages describing how one mistake in front of a webcam led to her torment by bullies at school and online. But beyond that viral video, The Fifth Estate reveals a more complex and disturbing story about what happened to the B.C. teenager driven to suicide ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2014

News in Review - February 2001 The Supreme Court Rules on Censorship

Focusing on the Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium victory, this story looks at the long-term social and cultural implications of the Supreme Court's decision in which it redefined the process involved in cases involving alleged obscenity. The report also examines the practices of Canada Customs in preventing this particular business, specializing in gay and lesbian books, magazines and videos, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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News in Review - October 2010 The Tamil Boat People Controversy

In mid-August, a rusty merchant ship was intercepted off the coast of British Columbia. On board were almost 500 Sri Lankan Tamils, hoping to be granted refugee status in Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at their desperate journey and why they left Sri Lanka. We’ll also examine the controversy over what to do with them.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2010

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News in Review - November 2016 The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition

Canadians tortured abroad — sent by their own government and national police force: many would consider it unthinkable. Yet, after 9-11 both Canada’s spy agency (CSIS) and the RCMP were complicit in helping arrest and render Canadians for torture. In this special investigation for CBC, Terence McKenna, reveals the stories of three Canadian men and their accounts of torture and ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - December 2010 The Trial of Omar Khadr

In late October, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr went on trial before a military tribunal at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Khadr was accused of killing an American soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at what happened at the trial and why it was so controversial.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - March 1993 The Trials of Guy Paul Morin

Having been found first innocent and subsequently guilty of killing his young neighbour in Queensville, Ontario, Guy Paul Morin was released on bail to await his appeal. This story looks at the legal issues this case represents as well as the growing public sentiment against perceived flaws in the Canadian justice system.
  • 1993
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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News in Review - October 2007 The Trials of Steven Truscott

In 1959, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang for the murder of a 12-year-old girl near Clinton, Ontario. His death sentence was commuted, but it wasn’t until late August of this year that an Ontario court finally acquitted him of the murder charge. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Steven Truscott story and at the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - March 2010 The Trials of the Toronto 18

In June 2006, police in Ontario arrested 18 young men and charged them with planning the biggest terrorist attack in Canadian history. In this News in Review we’ll look at the trials of the so-called Toronto 18. We’ll also examine what could have led these young Canadians to want to attack their own country.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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The Fifth Estate The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria

They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have “disappeared” in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse. The Fifth Estate tells their stories – and looks at the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about these and other ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017