The complainant, Matt Whitman, is a Halifax city councillor. He did a phone interview in which he said he was never told he was being recorded, nor that the interview… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits
The complainant, Henry Heller, objected to a radio documentary recounting the experience of a Venezuelan doctor who fled the country. He said it represented a particular political view… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The Story of José – A Documentary Through One Person’s Eyes
The complainant, Nimra Amjad, asked that articles about her be de-indexed. She thought that this would protect her from harassment that she said arose from them, but still… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Public figures get public scrutiny
The complainant, Marjaleena Repo, thought that important information about an interviewee was absent. An Iranian exile who has been supporting a movement of women protesting mandatory wearing of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Identifying Interviewees – how much background is enough
The reality of the permanence of online news stories leads to requests for removal of articles.
The right to control over one’s information and the right… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: A high bar for removing a story
CBC Ottawa ran a story about a programme to match homeless people to rental housing. It documented a case where it went wrong, leaving the landlord with a… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing
The complainant, Diane Bederman, objected to a report by Derek Stoffel who was at a protest in Ramallah on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. She thought… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Reporting the Facts