News in Review - February 2011 WikiLeaks and the Information War

WikiLeaks is a website that publishes "secret" government or corporate information. In this News in Review story we examine the controversy over the release by WikiLeaks of hundreds of classified U.S. documents, as well as the role of its founder and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2011

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As It Happens Winnipeg Bans Singing in Buses

Winnipeg is trying to make city buses safer. Most of the 40 ticketable offenses in its new transit bylaw aren't controversial — bans on drinking alcohol, rules against climbing out of bus windows, that sort of thing. But one particular new rule is causing debate: a ban on singing on the bus. Brian Mayes, a city councillor and the chairman of ...
  • 2014
  • 00:09:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

National Geographic Documentaries Witch Hunter's Bible

For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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News in Review - October 1992 Yes or No: Canada Votes on its Future

In this report, we trace the events that led to the agreement of prime ministers on a new constitution for Canada, and we examine the contents and key issues on which the historic referendum are based.
  • 1992
  • 00:17:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1992

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The National Youth At Risk

A series of short documentaries profiling three communities and their solutions to the rising tide of youth crime. The first two documentaries explore the community of Malvern, Onatrio, which gained a reputation because of high murder rates. Local residents have developed community strategies to dispel the area’s negative image. The final documentary is a profile of Pathways to Education, a ...
  • 2004
  • 00:21:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2015 ​Drones: Military or Mainstream?

So, are drones a toy or a weapon? It turns out they're both. A few years back they entered our consciousness as a weapon of war but their use has rapidly expanded. Multiple industries employ them to search hard to reach places, while hobbyists are eager to get a bird's eye view of just about anything. But as with many ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:30
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  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - December 2016 ​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia

Russia is in the throes of an old-fashioned crackdown on suspected enemies of the state. The secret police are spying on their own and accusing them of being traitors. Many ordinary Russians are being swept up in this manhunt and jailed on bogus charges of high treason. The CBC’s Susan Ormiston met with one family in the midst of a ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:58
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  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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News in Review - March 2016 ​Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

The case would change the way Toronto police respond to incidents where suspects show disturbing behaviour. On a July night in 2013, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim boarded a streetcar and began acting irrationally, exposing himself and threatening passengers with a knife. Constable James Forcillo arrived at the scene and within minutes fired his weapon nine times – killing Yatim. Following an ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:33
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  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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News in Review - December 2016 ​Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice

When Isabelle Raycroft decided to remarry at 69, she did not expect it to end in the courtroom. Isabelle accused her husband of sexual assault. She won her case. But the guilty verdict was stunningly overturned by another judge and she faces a second trial. Now she’s telling her story of how the justice system is failing women.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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