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CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman

The Alberta Teachers’ Association released a toolkit for creating curriculum dealing with “sexual and… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective

CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman

The complainant, Paula Vallee, had a relative die in a car crash. While she herself was not contacted, she alleged the reporter was insensitive and… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Privacy vs. The Public Good – Covering Personal Tragedy

CBC Ombudsman: The sober business of news
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: The sober business of news

The complainant objected to the host and panelists on Sunday Talk drinking on air during the New Year’s day programme.

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CBC Ombudsman: Emotional Reporting
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Emotional Reporting

The complainant thought an interview with a World War II vet during a live Remembrance Day special was exploitive and inappropriate.

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CBC Ombudsman: Assuring Accuracy
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Assuring Accuracy

Time pressure is a daily reality of journalism. A complaint is an illustration of the cost.

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CBC Ombudsman: Crime Reporting—Naming names in the digital age
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Crime Reporting—Naming names in the digital age

The complainant, Paul Walton, thought it was not fair or balanced to provide the names in some crime stories, but leave them out in others.

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CBC Ombudsman: “White Trash” on The Current
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: “White Trash” on The Current

The complainant considered the use of the term “white trash” offensive and hateful. 

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CBC Ombudsman: Being Provocative Is Allowed
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Being Provocative Is Allowed

Many people wrote to complain about one of the panelists on the CBC election night programme – she compared Donald Trump to Hitler.

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