The Canadian Supreme Court handed out its communications to the reporter in New York with Farah Shirdon, late ISIL Freighter Charged For Terrorism.
The decision was taken on Friday with a unanimous decision, accepting journalists and sources as saying that journalists and their sources are "bad consequences", but in particular "collecting and disseminating news about crime investigation and crime interests exceeded the right to privacy".
Justice Michael Moldaver wrote that Ben Makuch's record production order did not have to do any "disc" or "no assignment" interview.
"Basically, there is no suggestion that the source indicated that the" record "was intended or understood," read the statement.
"The behavior of journalists shows that relationships are not in any way".
In a statement issued after the trial, he called "the dark day of the press freedom", which is the basic principle of democracy. "
Makuch, the reporter, said "deeply disappointed" by judgment.
FINAL PROVISIONS: I am very disappointed in today's trial, in this case or as a lawyer of a magazine, but as a Canadian citizen. It's true that a dark day of press freedom is not under any circumstances in the world of journalism.
– Ben Makuch (@BMakuch) November 30, 2018
Makuch, along with Nigeria's security journalist, contacted Shirdon in New York in 2014. A year later, the police left Shirdon to Canada in March 2014, fighting with ISIL in Syria.
The journalist embedded in the social network of Shirdon and persuaded the ISIL online recruitment strategies. Thus, three articles were published, when the journalist struggled with the Canadian federal police force.
In 2015, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) information request (ITO) compelling Vice News and Makuch to produce all its communications in Shirkin including messenger chats, screenshot captions and any other computer record.
Vice News went to court to appease the petition, but was lost.
.@ rcmpgrcpolice It is trying to force more than my IS source information. We did not say so. Now we will go to court. https://t.co/LOtMNgnksZ
– Ben Makuch (@BMakuch) October 30, 2015
Shirdon was charged with absenteeism against terrorism in 2015, but is believed to have died in a US air raid in that year.
Makuche received support from many freedoms for the legal struggle.
On Friday, CWA Canada, was nominated as a journalist.
"I can not express it with this involuntary unwanted trial." said CWA President Martin O & # 39; Hanlon.
"The police have an important work that protects us from crime, but they can not do it by journalists. The media do not have, and have never, been a state army."
Public spokesman for the Public Security spokesman, Ralph Goodale, is reviewing the decision of the court according to CBC reports.
In an expression, the RCMP "respects the judicial process and respects the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada and will do nothing".
The Journalist Protection Committee (CPC) said the decision was "extremely disturbing and the press freedom is a blow to Canada."
"In order to undermine the independence of journalism and prevent sources from talking to the Rector, it would make the news public cold," he added.