Four reviews released, new reviews under way

Since my last post I have released four reviews and started four others.

All of the reviews concerned Middle East coverage.

The first review involved a CBC.ca analysis by Neil Macdonald, CBC's Senior Washington Correspondent, on a United Nations tribunal into the killing of the prime minisiter of Lebanon. I found no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.

The second review involved a CBC Radio Nova Scotia interview segment involving a Canadian participant in a scheduled flotilla into the Gaza Strip. I found it violated CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices, but that CBC responded properly in scheduling another segment to provide a different perspective a couple of weeks later.

The third review involved a CBC Television report on the impending flotilla into the Gaza Strip. While the item might have benefited from more background, it did not violate journalistic policy and CBC provided several stories with a range of perspectives on the issue.

The fourth review involved a CBC.ca essay by Neil Macdonald, CBC's Senior Washington Correspondent, on Middle East politics. The article did not violate journalistic policy but should have been labeled by CBC.ca as an analysis.

I have four new reviews under way.

The first involves a complaint about a CBC Television documentary, Scout's Honour, concerning sexual abuse by Scout leaders in Canada and the United States. The second involves a CBC Radio Quirks & Quarks segment on climate change. The third involves CBC.ca articles and headlines on Iran. The fourth involves a request by someone to unpublish an online story about her.