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Posts By Esther Enkin

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CBC Ombudsman: Scoop or not
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Scoop or not

The complainant, Andrew Douglas, Managing Editor of Frank Magazine, was concerned that CBC News had left the false impression they had broken a story he ran first in his magazine by the use of heated language and references to investigation.…
CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews

The complainant, Laura Finsten, was appalled – as were many others – at a question put to a senior Israeli political figure regarding the number of Palestinians killed by the IDF during protests at the Gaza-Israel border. She also thought…
CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil

In April, a man driving a van deliberately ran into civilians on a stretch of Toronto’s Yonge Street. The complainant, Mohamed Jiavdheen, objected to a tweet describing the driver, based on an eyewitness as “Middle Eastern.” He thought it irresponsible…
CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today

The complainant, Marc Poitras, thought the host of Ontario Today behaved differently to the callers on the edition which focused on the Progressive Conservative party, during the recent provincial election. He felt she was rude and dismissive. The host was…
CBC Ombudsman: Polish perspective
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Polish perspective

The complainant, Bodgan Gawroński, objected to an interview with historian Jan Grabowski on CBC Radio programme Day 6. He thought it was biased and that Mr. Grabowski represented an extreme position, blaming the Polish nation for the crimes of the…
CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance

The complainant, Ira Zbarsky, objected to a story covering pro and anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline demonstrations. He said they were framed as equal. Programmers agreed with his assessment shortly after the story went up, and it was rewritten. He was not…
CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper

The complainant, Christopher Budgell, wanted to know why Sunday Edition host Michael Enright was able to attend the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies’ week-long lecture series in Cambridge, England. He thought it inappropriate for a journalist to be there…
CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased

The complainant, Isi Erez, thought Carol Off showed her personal feelings through an angry interview with an Israeli politician. Tone is somewhat subjective – the interview was probing but I did not detect anger. The questions were challenging but did…
CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation

The complainant, Eric Wredenhagen, Registrar and CEO of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, thought an analysis piece regarding the deficiencies in reports about disciplinary actions from various health care colleges was opinion and not analysis. He also…
CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters

The complainant, Adam Lewis, said that there was an error of fact in a piece about a Russian-owned, U.S.-based uranium mining company. There had been an ongoing controversy regarding the approval of a deal under the Obama administration which gave…