CANADALAND (general)

Canada's in a bad way with China. Has the media prepared us to deal with the growing superpower?

With tensions rising, it may be more important than ever for Canadians to understand China. The Star Vancouver's deputy bureau chief Joanna Chiu takes us through various forces standing in the way -- a lack of understanding of Chinese media among English Canada, the misogynistic culture of the foreign press in Asia, and government control over Chinese social media, even in Canada.
 
Plus, she talks about her team's recent scoop that Karen Wang, the Liberal candidate for the Burnaby South byelection, attacked Jagmeet Singh for being of "Indian descent" on WeChat. Wang resigned after that story.
 
 
Joanna's piece for Foreign Policy, "Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage"
Direct download: CANADALAND_261_Oh_Great_Now_China_Hates_Us.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

As the Trudeau government trumpets its track record on supporting women's rights abroad, newborn children continue to be separated from their parents right here in Canada. And how did Jagmeet Singh's most recent round of media appearances go?

Erica Ifill co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Something like the half of all activity on the internet is fake. Yes, there are bots. But there are also fake websites that cater to bots. And then there are the ways real people adjust their behaviour to try to game the bots. Where does this leave the idyllic internet we were promised?

 

Former Gawker EIC and current New York Magazine writer Max Read tells us how what's fake infects what's real. Read his piece in New York Magazine "How Much of the Internet is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually."


This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks and Blinkist.

Direct download: CANADALAND_260_Fake_Ass_Internet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

Is reconciliation still a possibility when the Canadian government marches armed police onto Indigenous land? It's time for Canada to grow up. And Canada's first female PM seems to have the best Twitter game of them all.

Jesse Wente co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

A bunch of new partisan political websites are fighting to shape the narrative in the run-up to the federal election. Reporter Graeme Gordon is here to tell you which organizations to look out for on your Facebook and Twitter feeds, what their political objectives are, and who's paying for them.

 

Read The CANADALAND Guide To New Popular, Populist Political Media at canadalandshow.com.


The Canadian government owns up to treaty obligations after 168 years, Maclean's staff puts in a bid to buy the magazine, and Rex Murphy kicks a journalist while they're dead.

Rick Harp co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Stories of big news breaking when everyone else is on vacation. 
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible and Hello Fresh
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Two big Toronto papers got some things horribly wrong. The Sun has been censured by the National NewsMedia Council for its fictitious goat-slaughtering story, and The Sun and Star both recklessly outed a sex worker for no justifiable purpose.

Fatima Syed co-hosts.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Did Canada make the right call by arresting Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou? Or was it the perfect time for a little “creative incompetence.” And new details about Ontario Proud’s "grassroots," people-powered funding reveal the people are mostly corporations.
 
Jan Wong co-hosts.
Direct download: Short_Cuts_192_Ontario_Proud_And_Prejudice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

What does the heavily redacted – er, revised – federal report on Trudeau’s trip to India tell us about the internal machinations of the government? And what does a Supreme Court ruling about journalists’ sources mean for the profession?

Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_191_Justin_Trudeaus_Redacted_Trip_To_India.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT