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Supreme Court of Canada rules Vice Media reporter must provide ISIS notes to police

Ben Makuch will have to hand over records of his communication with Farah Mohamed Shirdon, an alleged ISIS member who was killed last year. In 2015, the RCMP filed an order compelling Makuch, who wrote three stories about Shirdon and his ties to the Islamic State, to produce all their communications. Some of their conversations are said to have taken place on Kik, the Waterloo, Ont.-based messenger app, which does not store records on its servers. The court ruled unanimously that the interest in investigating and prosecuting crimes outweighed the media’s right to gather news without government interference. (CBC News)

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