Trial By Media

  • Trial By Media

  • Artist: Cornelia Wyngaarden
  • Year: 1983
  • Duration: 49:00
  • Country: Canada
  • This tape was produced as a political action. It has taken off-air broadcast news stories surrounding the arrest of five people connected to direct action known as the Squamish 5 and subsequently the Vancouver 5. By re-editing the newscasts, it shows how damaging police manipulation of the media can be to obtaining a fair trial in Canada. It attempts to show how the press co-operates with police in protection of their privileged status, especially when the establishment is threatened by politically motivated illegal acts.

  • Accession #: 1181
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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