//ON THE MEDIA: Her Name is Rehtaeh Parsons

ON THE MEDIA: Her Name is Rehtaeh Parsons

This is a radio interview I did with On The Media (22 November, 2014).
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While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.

Since OTM was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR’s fastest growing programs, heard on more than 300 public radio stations.

Rehtaeh Parsons’s name became synonymous in Canada with online sexual cyber-bullying after her suicide following two years of torment. But now, saying her name is illegal in that country, thanks to a law that protects victims of child pornography that kicked in after her tormentors were charged for taking and passing around her photo. Bob speaks with Rehtaeh’s father, Glen Canning.

HOSTED BY: Bob Garfield

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2014-11-23T16:03:16+00:00November 23rd, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , |4 Comments


  1. My Mother Told Me Not To Pick You November 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

    […] and Jesus.” Like contemporary culture at large (don’t believe my sweeping claim here? ask Rehtaeh Parsons‘s family) Chappell blames women for men’s thoughts. He blames women for temptation and […]

  2. Anon November 27, 2014 at 12:23 am

    it occurs to me, what if by some “fluke”,

    all those who fought to get some justice/all the ones who signed petitions/etc etc…

    what if, they ALL started saying her name in a public way…?

    after all, they might just be moved to wonder what became of “it all”.

  3. JBee November 25, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I had not heard about this particular heartbreaking case/incident/girl until I listened to On The Media. I am curious to know if any of your daughter’s old friends or classmates ever came to you and expressed regret for turning on her and failing to support her?

  4. Anon November 24, 2014 at 1:26 am

    I read the article, too, which would not state her name.

    This is wrong. It is not respectful of the fight her family, and millions have fought to get “some” justice.

    some of us, will remember her name.

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