Eight findings released, three reviews under way

Since my last post I have released eight findings on public complaints and started three new reviews.

Here are the findings in chronological order:

  • A complaint about reports on domestic violence against men. CBC acknowledged an error, thus a violation of policy, in its description of a local activist.
  • A complaint about how rally participants were described in a television segment. I found no violation of CBC journalistic policy.
  • A complaint about the breadth of coverage of two online stories about scent sensitivities. I found no violation of policy.
  • A complaint about the accuracy of remarks in a television segment on the impact of government cuts. I found no violation of policy.
  • A complaint about the fairness of a radio series on Sarajevo. I found no violation of policy.
  • A complaint about the accuracy of an online analysis about Republican Mitt Romney's position on same-sex marriage. I found a violation of policy.
  • A complaint about the fairness of a radio introduction and report on the Greek election. There was a violation of policy in the introduction. While there could have been better phrasing in the report, it did not violate policy.
  • A complaint about the appropriateness of graphic images in a television report. There was no violation of policy but more could have been done to alert the audience about the content.

I have agreed to conduct three reviews.

The first involves a complaint about the accuracy and fairness of radio segments on bullying at a high school.

The second concerns a complaint about the accuracy and fairness of a television report on safety and handling of asbestos.

The third involves a complaint that a CBC host did not properly declare his conflict of interest.