Justin Brake Receives 20th Annual Press Freedom Award

Earlier in May, Justin Brake received the 20th annual Press Freedom Award.

Mr. Brake is a journalist who faces civil and criminal charges for his reporting about the impact of the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project on Indigenous people in Labrador.

 

REPORTAGE

May 2018

 

The Canadian Press reports:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-journalist-justin-brake-charged-over-muskrat-falls-reporting-wins/

 

At iPolitics, Sarah Turnbull interviews Mr. Brake:

https://ipolitics.ca/article/following-the-story-ipolitics-qa-with-justin-brake/

 

In the National Observer, Carl Meyer reports:

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/05/03/news/facing-jail-time-journalist-justin-brake-says-courts-being-used-protect-corporate

 

March 2018

 

Mr. Brake faces both civil contempt and criminal contempt charges. He’s thought to be the first Canadian journalist in this predicament, says the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.

 

In The Globe and Mail, Jessica Leeder reports:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-journalist-faces-unprecedented-criminal-charges-over-coverage-of/

 

Jacob Barker of CBC News reports:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/justin-brake-criminal-charges-proceeding-1.4572593

 

The Canadian Press reports:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/justin-brake-muskrat-falls-charges-1.4018965

 

February 2018

 

Jacob Barker of CBC News reports:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/justin-brake-in-court-1.3982167

 

BONUS LINK

 

Read a recent example of Justin Brake’s reportage on the APTN’s website:

http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/20/muskrat-falls-ecological-grief-resistance-became-a-profound-unstoppable-force-says-researcher/