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No immunity against trespassing charges for journalist, Newfoundland judge rules

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 4:41 PM | By Tom Venetis

A judge with the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Trial Division, ruled on March 14 that a journalist does not have any special status to protect them from a court order against trespassing on a construction site during a protest.

Justin Brake, a reporter and editor for The Independent, was reporting on the protests surrounding the Muskrat Falls Project, a hydroelectric generating station and infrastructure project by Nalcor Energy on the lower section of the Churchill River at Muskrat Falls, near the town of Happy...