In the early hours of yesterday morning, two Palestinian men attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing five people. Israeli police shot and killed the two attackers. Reporter Derek Stoffel and others led our coverage in an exemplary way: explaining what happened, what it meant, and what could happen next. But we've also received a fair bit of criticism over the very first headline we wrote online when the story broke.
Ottawa police estimated that 50,000 people attended this year's Remembrance Day commemoration at the National War Memorial. CBC News spoke to a man, wearing a uniform and decorations, about the significance of the day. By the next day, we'd begun to hear from sharp-eyed military personnel: that beret, those badges, the decorations... they weren't up to scratch, weren't quite right...
As Canada prepares to send fighter aircraft and support staff to Iraq to join in the fight against the Islamic State, journalists are debating what words to use when describing what Canada is going to be involved in. Is it simply "airstrikes"? A "combat mission"? Or should we refer to it as a "war"? This is the sort of issue that arises all the time in a newsroom. The words we choose matter. But those choices are often quite contentious, because the world is full of conflicts and contradictions.
It's been 10 months since the first cases of Ebola surfaced in west Africa yet few Western journalists have ventured to the stricken zones to cover this dangerous story. By mid-August we decided that reporting from afar wasn't enough. But establishing effective safety protocols and a workable coverage plan was complex - so much so, that last night was Adrienne Arsenault's first report from the region.
It's been an amazing few days for me. As word went out about my new role as host of the World at Six, the feedback poured in - from colleagues, friends, family and, most humbling, from so many CBC viewers and listeners across the country.
As the Editor-in-chief of CBC News, there are a couple of things I never take for granted: what we do matters, and the fact we are free to do it is critically important to how a healthy democracy functions. And that's what makes this week's events in Egypt so discouraging.
In times of war, why are some voices silenced, while others emerge as the sound of inspiration? In this segment of Between Stories, Anna Maria Tremonti discusses the incredible resilience of Malala Yousafzai while Susan Ormiston talks about encountering a survivor of a horrific attack on a group of hostages in Libya - a man struggling to deal with devastation and loss.
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