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Protecting Journalistic Content

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics

Tags: How We Work

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Today, CBC/Radio-Canada asked Facebook and YouTube to take down a political ad that not only uses CBC's news footage but also re-edits it. When a TV clip of an interview of a party leader, shows up in another party's advertising edited in a way that shifts the context of the facts, this may cause viewer confusion and even suspicion about our journalism, and the intentions of journalists. It can damage our credibility, independence and integrity as neutral participants.

CBC News Journalistic Review

Categories: Canada, Journalism

Tags: How We Work

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There have been questions raised about whether or not CBC's Senior Business Correspondent, Amanda Lang, had been in a journalistic conflict of interest. I directed our Director of Journalistic Public Accountability and Engagement to lead a review. Its scope included: journalistic content, journalistic conduct, and employee obligations to disclose any potential conflict of interest.

Setting the record straight about CBC News coverage of the foreign worker program

Categories: Business, Canada, Journalism

Tags: How We Work

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While we welcome discussions and debate about our coverage, this morning's blog post by Sean Craig on Canadaland about a story from two years ago is based on several misrepresentations. It is misleading and is ultimately damaging to us as a news organization. Despite reaching out to us over the weekend for a response, Mr. Craig deliberately made false assumptions and left out important facts.

To Publish or not to Publish

Categories: Canada, Featured, Journalism, World

Tags: How We Work

charlie-hebdo-small.jpgNews editors around the world grappled with the same dilemma yesterday: to show or not to show the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons linked to the mass murder in Paris. At CBC News, we opted on the side of discretion: to show some of these incendiary cartoons, but hold back from showing the ones most likely to offend Muslims because they depicted the Prophet Muhammad.

Congratulations to the fifth estate on their International Emmy win

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Canada, Health, Journalism, World

Tags: How We Work

fifth2-small.jpgPlease join us in congratulating everyone at the fifth estate, as their celebrated documentary Made in Bangladesh has won the International Emmy in the current affairs category. The documentary made news around the world as Mark Kelley went to Bangladesh and tracked down workers who said they were forced to make clothes for Canada in dangerous conditions. 

Egypt's Threat to the Media

Categories: Canada, Journalism, World

Tags: How We Work

egypt-aljazeera-trial-fahmi-small.jpgAs 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.

Review of speaking engagements

Categories: Canada, Journalism

SpeakersFees_220.jpgWe remain as determined as ever to preserve the very highest standards while showing respect for both our employees and our audience.

Covering Climate Change

Categories: Canada, Politics, Technology & Science

Tags: How We Work

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I was fascinated by Dan Rowe's post earlier this week on J-Source entitled "What Peter Mansbridge's CAPP speaking fee says about his news judgment". He fails to live up to the journalist ethic he himself espouses, and indeed is tasked with teaching others, when he makes baseless suggestions that CBC News is somehow ignoring the issue of climate change.

A question of conflict?

Categories: Business, Canada, Journalism, Politics, Technology & Science

Tags: How We Work

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We've received a number of questions in recent weeks about Rex Murphy and his views on the oil industry. People have taken note that among his various public engagements, Rex has delivered speeches supportive of oilsands developments based on their economic benefit. And he's been critical of those opponents who, he believes, overstate the environmental dangers.

Responsible Reporting on Polls

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics

Tags: How We Work, Ombudsman

polling graphic - small.pngThe CBC Ombudsman told us today that CBC News needs to do better when it comes to reporting on public opinion polls. At the heart of the issue is how we treat polls on one of our very best programs - Power and Politics with Evan Solomon. As part of our daily examination of the political landscape, the program offers analysis of newsworthy research on issues and politicians in the spotlight. This adds insight and perspective that otherwise might not come out.