"Thank you for meeting your journalistic standards and contributing to a more balanced media environment in Canada."
October 10, 2023
Kwabena Oduro, Journalist, CBC News Montréal
Colin Harris, Editor and Producer, CBC News Montréal
Dear Kwabena Oduro, and Colin Harris,
I am writing to thank you for your October 8 article, “Jewish, Palestinian Montrealers anxiously follow developments in Hamas-Israel conflict.”
I was happy to read that CBC covered such protests, especially since elected officials, politicians, and the media are largely describing these protests in negative terms.
As one person you quoted, Rama Al Malah, “Protests such as these are an opportunity to spotlight the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” which some media fail to acknowledge.
Also, I was happy to read that you highlighted the Palestinians’ forced expulsion resulting from Israel’s creation and Gaza’s reality as an “open-sky prison,” which are often neglected in Palestine-Israel media coverage.
Thank you for meeting your journalistic standards and contributing to a more balanced media environment in Canada.
Media Analyst, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East