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News media challenge news blackout

MARCH 2008
Posted March 12, 2008

“Toronto 17”

Several news organizations have asked a Canadian appeals court to overturn a publication, broadcast, and Internet ban imposed on the ongoing bail hearings of 17 suspects accused of alleged terrorist activities concerning the Canadian capital of Toronto. Authorities announced the arrest of the suspects, since known as the “Toronto 17,” in June 2006 after they allegedly tried to obtain 3 tons of ammonium nitrate, according to The Associated Press. Since then, five of the suspects have been freed on bail. But a Canadian court ordered news organizations not to report why they were released or any other details of the bail hearings.

March 1, 2008 12:00 PM ET
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