Category: Canada

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.

BACKSTORY 2014: Behind the biggest news events of the year

Categories: Canada, Health, Journalism, Politics, World

Tags: How We Work

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Malaysian Airlines. Vladimir Putin. Ebola. Sochi. Rob Ford. Nathan Cirillo. Names and stories behind the biggest news events of 2014. Every news story is inherently dramatic, and this year's presented some notable journalistic challenges. CBC correspondents are sharing those challenges with you in a series of segments and specials we're calling BACKSTORY 2014.

How to expose a privacy breach - responsibly

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics

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Privacy breach-small.jpgFor months our Parliamentary Bureau has been doggedly investigating Canada Revenue Agency's pursuit of charities. But when the Agency accidentally provided sensitive tax information about some of Canada's best known artists and political figures, we were faced with a question. Should we name those whose privacy had been breached?

Fake soldier sparks rapid response

Categories: Canada, Journalism, World

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franck-gervais - small.jpgOttawa 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...

When is a 'war' not a war?

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics, World

Tags: How We Work

cf-18-small.jpgAs 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.


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. 

My first day on the World at Six

Categories: Canada, Journalism, Politics, World

Tags: How We Work

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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.

Celebrating 25 years of CBC News Network

Categories: Canada, Journalism

NN25_220.jpgBirthdays are a wonderful chance to celebrate. Most people embrace the opportunity to get together in celebration with friends and family. Here at CBC News, we're celebrating a big birthday. One of our "youngsters" is turning 25, and we couldn't be more proud. CBC News Network, or CBC Newsworld as it was then known, went on air July 31, 1989.

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.