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Interpreting Perspectives

The complainant, Hans Dekkers, thought that any discussion of the Middle East peace process must mention that the Palestinian Authority and Hamas do not recognize Israel’s right to exist, even when the...

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The sober business of news.

The complainant, William Bowering, objected to the host and panelists on Sunday Talk drinking on air during the New Year’s day programme. This production technique may not be best suited to a newscast,...

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Emotional Reporting

The complainant, Whit Fraser, thought an interview with a World War II vet during a live Remembrance Day special was exploitive and inappropriate. He thought the reporter was relentless in her questioning...

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Transparent Reporting

The complainant, Emil Bizon, considered a report on Aleppo put together and broadcast from Beirut was misleading because the reporter was not in Syria. He also wanted disclosure of the provenance of the...

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Stephen Bannon and what you can say about him.

The complainant, Diane Weber Bederman, asked asked for proof where the former Head of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon, was racist or anti-semitic. She said CBC should have fact-checked remarks made about...

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Assuring Accuracy

Time pressure is a daily reality of journalism. A complaint from Nicole Babineau of Dexel, a firm with development proposals before the Halifax Regional Municipality, is an illustration of the cost. She...

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Language and Precision

The complainant, the Executive Director of Honest Reporting Canada, Mike Fegelman, complained about the use of the word “illegal” to describe Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in a November...

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