VICE Media to fight Mounties’ demand for notes on suspected ISIS fighter

OTTAWA–Canada’s national police force is demanding VICE Canada turn over “all notes and communications” between the journalism outlet and a suspected Islamic State fighter, the outlet reported Friday.

The RCMP served VICE with a production order in February to turn over reporter Ben Makuch’s notes and instant message chats with Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgary-born man turned Islamic State militant.

VICE Canada’s head of content, Patrick McGuire, said they intend to fight the Mounties’ demands in court.

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