Since my last post I have completed three reviews.
The first review involved three complaints concerning co-host Kevin O’Leary of The Lang & O’Leary Exchange, one on a remark, a second on promotional commercials, and a third on a conflict-of-interest disclosure on the program. I did not find any violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. I examined the framework CBC has created to ensure standards are met when non-CBC staff are in prominent on-air roles.
The second review involved a complaint of bias in CBC Radio’s coverage of the 2007 Venezuelan referendum campaign. I did not find a violation of journalistic standards and practices.
The third review involved a complaint that CBC was not using the terms “terrorists” and “terrorism” to describe violent attacks against Israelis. I did not find a violation of journalistic standards and practices.
This column was originally published CBC.ca on April 18, 2011.