Review released

Since my last post I have released a review of a public complaint concerning the promotion of a new book by CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

The complainant asserted that the promotion of the book, 1982, constituted a conflict of interest for CBC and a violation of its journalistic policy involving news and information content and the conduct of its employees.

I concluded that CBC took measures to satisfy policy by ensuring Ghomeshi did not promote his book on his own program, Q. I noted that it was reasonable to expect that CBC, like other media, would provide some attention to books by its most prominent voices. I found that the attention given the book and its host elsewhere on CBC was not unusual and was within policy.

There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.