Findings released on three complaints

Since my last post I have completed three reviews and issued findings arising from those public complaints.

The Office of the Ombudsman generally reviews complaints when the public is not satisfied with responses by CBC programmers to concerns. A review determines if there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices..

The first finding involved a complaint about a CBC Television report on The National involving tanning beds. There was an error in the report, so there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. While CBC acknowledged the error to the complainant, it did not broadcast a correction.

The second finding involved a complaint about two CBC.ca stories on a murder trial of three family members accused of killing four people. I did not find a violation of policy, but there was room for improvement in one of the stories' phrasing that described an expert witness.

The third finding involved a CBC.ca report on a confrontation aboard a Canadian-owned ship aimed at breaching the Gaza blockade last year. I did not find a violation of policy.