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CBC Ombudsman: Provocative Opinion
9 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Provocative Opinion

The complainant, Mike McEwan, thought an opinion piece critical of the systematic mistreatment of Aboriginal people was expressed in a way that bordered on “hate speech.” There is a big… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Provocative Opinion

CBC Ombudsman: Climate change and hurricanes
9 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Climate change and hurricanes

The complainant, Domenico Celli, thought CBC was deliberately lying when meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe pointed out some possible influence of climate change on hurricane Harvey. She was giving documented scientific information.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Climate change and hurricanes

CBC Ombudsman: Covering Omar Khadr
9 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Covering Omar Khadr

The complainant, Murray O’Regan, thought CBC radio news was indulging in tabloid journalism talking about the Khadr settlement. The item on the hourly newscast focused on the controversy over the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Covering Omar Khadr

CBC Ombudsman: Controversy vs. Controversial
10 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Controversy vs. Controversial

President of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and spokesperson for a Christian school in Alberta, thought coverage of a dispute between the local school board and his school was biased.
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CBC Ombudsman: Using YouTube – verify verify verify
10 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Using YouTube – verify verify verify

The complainant noted that a report on a the local Ottawa newscast concerning an incident involving an airline and a drone also included discredited footage of an alleged drone-aircraft collision.
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CBC Ombudsman: Balancing a live phone-in. It’s not so simple.
11 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Balancing a live phone-in. It’s not so simple.

The complainant asked if there was censorship at work when he was told there were already Chris Alexander supporters on line when he called the Ontario Noon phone-in.
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CBC Ombudsman: Pictures vs. Words
11 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Pictures vs. Words

The complainant had concerns about a bar graph in an article explaining how to follow election results on the CBC news site on B.C. election day.
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CBC Ombudsman: Covering Syria
11 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Covering Syria

The complainant thought the Power & Politics treatment of events in Syria was too one-sided.
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CBC Ombudsman: Fair Edits – What gets published has to reflect what happened
12 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Fair Edits – What gets published has to reflect what happened

The complainant was present in the House of Commons 35 years ago when a female MP got up to ask a question about violence against women.
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CBC Ombudsman: The “f” word — A threshold for its use in news
12 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The “f” word — A threshold for its use in news

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman

The complainant, Curtis Hopkins, thought swearing on an online video of an eyewitness recording of a bus billowing smoke was in violation of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The “f” word — A threshold for its use in news