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Toronto Star Public Editor: Who can you really trust for news?
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Who can you really trust for news?

‘As mishaps of misinformation and disasters of disinformation spread through the digital ecosystem, determining who you can trust for news and verified information is more important than ever.’
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CBC Ombudsman: The Rohingya Story
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The Rohingya Story

The complainant, Meer Sahib, thought the phrasing of a reference to the insurgent attacks that sparked the current action against the Rohingya people left the impression that the host of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The Rohingya Story

First do no harm
2 months ago

First do no harm

Why Melanie Joly was right to stay out of the news biz.
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CBC Ombudsman: Speculation as reporting – Proceed with caution
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Speculation as reporting – Proceed with caution

The complainant, Chuck Erlichman, thought an article about the issue of property rights in relation to the shooting of a young Indigenous man was irresponsible and could fan racist… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Speculation as reporting – Proceed with caution

Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?
2 months ago

Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?

Although we now live in a vast internet landscape with immense amounts of content, the diversity and quality of the news media we consume continues to be a concern. Large sites… Continue Reading Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?

CBC Ombudsman: Provocative Opinion
2 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

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’
3 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’

Last week a reader wondered, on Twitter, whether stories by John Ibbitson on Canada’s clandestine project to evacuate gay men from Russia to Canada “put gay Chechen refugees (or continuance of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’

CBC Ombudsman: Climate change and hurricanes
3 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