New reviews released and started

Since my last post I've released three reviews and agreed to conduct one.

In the first review, I examined a complaint that a CBC Radio host had not sufficiently pursued a line of questioning during a panel discussion on privacy. I found no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices in the discussion and noted that it is outside of an ombudsman's mandate to look at the editorial path discussions take.

In the second review, I examined a complaint that CBC News had not given sufficient weight to the impact of political comments about Canada's bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. I found no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.

In the third review, I examined a complaint that CBC had misused the term "exclusive" in its programming on a report by CBC Newfoundland and Labrador. I found no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices in the report and no improper use of the term.

I have agreed to review a complaint about a column on CBC.ca concerning plans by federal opposition parties in 2004 on political cooperation.

I expect another review to be released in the next few days. There are nine reviews in the queue. A backlog of reviews has been cleared and I am now dealing with more current matters.