Reviews released and under way

Since my last post I have released one finding from a review and agreed to conduct four other reviews.

The new review involves a complaint about CBC Radio's The Current concerning the proposed revisions to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the central reference work for psychiatry.

The complainant felt the discussion was biased in not sufficiently questioning the value of psychiatry. I concluded there was no violation of Journalistic Standards and Practices and noted the commitment of the program to the wide-ranging issues of mental health.

I have agreed to conduct four other reviews.

The first involves a complaint that a discussion on CBC Radio's The Current about the one-state solution. The second concerns a discussion on asbestos on The Current. The third involves a report on CBC Television's The National on multiple sclerosis treatment. The fourth concerns remarks about labour organizations on CBC News Network's The Lang & O'Leary Exchange.