Since my last blog post two reviews have been conducted into public complaints about CBC news and information content.
The first complaint involved radio and online coverage by CBC Edmonton of an attack on a student and of public comments on the local Pride Festival. The complainant asserted the coverage violated CBC journalistic policy because it engendered contempt of gays and lesbians.
I did not find a violation of policy in the coverage of the attack on the student, although there was room for improvement in the phrasing of a question posed to listeners of the radio program. But I did find a policy violation in the on-air public comment about the festival and concluded CBC could have prevented it from airing.
The second complaint involved the 10-part CBC Radio series on economics, The Invisible Hand.
The complainant felt the series was neither fair nor balanced. I found the series was within CBC policy and did not find a violation.