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EVIDENCE - Documentary evidence - Electronic records - Privilege - Informants - Publication bans and confidentiality orders

Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 11:54 AM  

Appeal by Vice Media (Vice) and Makuch from the dismissal of applications to quash a production order and to unseal the record supporting the production order. Between June and October 2014, Makuch wrote and Vice published three articles about the involvement of Shirdon with the terrorist group ISIS in the Middle East. The articles were based upon communications between Makuch and Shirdon through a text messaging service. Shirdon was under investigation for several terrorism-related offences at the time. Makuch’s articles purported to confirm that Shirdon was...