HRC Sets CBSC Precedent in Complaint Against CTV News

August 14, 2013

As we reported in our August 9 media action alert, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) upheld our concerns finding that CTV News breached the CBSC’s Code of Ethics by failing to issue on-air corrections to remedy its erroneously reporting that a Palestinian “hunger striker” died in an Israeli jail.

The CBSC affirmed that “on-air errors must be corrected on-air.”  CTV was found to have breached its obligations as a broadcaster and was forced to air the CBSC’s ruling on August 9 and 11. To watch this statement aired on CTV, please click here or on the image below:

Additionally, HRC’s efforts were covered in the following articles in Blacklock’s Reporter, the Poynter Institute, the Canadian Journalism Project, and


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