August 9, 2021: At the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, a moment of silence was held for the first time for the 11 Israeli victims of the Munich massacre carried out by the Black September Palestinian terror group in 1972. However, instead of covering this historic and important tribute, CBC elected to go to commercial break. After HonestReporting Canada and our grassroots subscribers filed scores of complaints with CBC Olympics, at the closing ceremonies on August 8, CBC made amends for its mistake by airing a poignant and touching tribute to the slain Israeli athletes, which by CBC’s own acknowledgement was an act of terrorism.
Mike is the Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, its financial management and project development. A seventeen-year veteran of the Canadian journalism industry, Mike was a former editor-in-chief, reporter, and anchor of various news programs and publications. Mike's focus is on delivering efficiency and professionalism as HRC moves into new technological and geographical spheres. Mike is a human rights expert and a frequent on-air commentator. His work has been published in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Toronto Star, CBC News and more.