In Rehtaeh Parsons’ case, it’s press vs. Canadian law

A unique name that once flooded headlines worldwide is now rare.

Rehtaeh Parsons’ life has come to represent the devastating consequences of sexual assault and cyber-bullying.

And now two of her alleged attackers are in court for child pornography charges– but under Canadian law, that means Rehtaeh Parsons can no longer be named in relation to her harassment. And it’s that heartbreaking story that has pushed forward anti-cyber-bullying laws across Canada.

In the article “In Rehtaeh Parsons’ case, it’s press vs. Canadian law,” I compare Canadian publication bans to the more laissez-faire American system, and discuss the public interest behind printing Rethaeh’s name.

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