No medals for Canada

If freedom of expression were an Olympic event, Canada’s medal hopes would not be
looking so good
, according to this J-Source post. The post is a response
to the detaining of Martin Macias Jr
a Chicago indy media reporter and activist whose journalistic status is debated
in Town Hall.

For the record, Macias describes himself as an “Independent Journalist/Video/Radiomaker/Activist/Media Reformer/Green
Jobs Organizer” on his Twitter page. To get a feel for indy media reporting, here’s an Olympics video report from Independent Television in Chicago.

It seems for some Canadians Olympic criticism
from outsiders is hard to bear
. Visit J-Source’s 2010 Olympics Coverage section for more insights and debate from a journalist’s eye view.

(Photo from Macias’s Twitter page)