The broadcaster interviewed Abu Akleh's brother Anton, who at one point states, "There is no reason to target an unarmed journalist holding just a notepad and her pen." The conversation came ahead of a concert and reception this evening in Ottawa launching the award.
Good coverage - Media outlet to be thanked
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Title of Piece: Robyn Bresnahan: "Carleton University launches award in slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's name"
Media Outlet: CBC Ottawa Morning
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Please thank CBC Ottawa Morning for its respectful and informative broadcast on a journalism award being launched by the Carleton University Journalism department in honour of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The broadcaster interviewed Abu Akleh's brother Anton, who at one point states, "There is no reason to target an unarmed journalist holding just a notepad and her pen." The conversation came ahead of a concert and reception this evening in Ottawa launching the award.
We strongly expect that pro-Israel media watchdogs will attack CBC Ottawa Morning for broadcasting this story. As such, we're asking our media responders to join us in thanking CBC Ottawa Morning's Robyn Bresnahan for conducting this important interview.
To the credit of CBC Ottawa Morning, Anton Abu Akleh was uninterrupted as he detailed his sister's assassination and the evidence that she was targeted by Israeli soldiers in Jenin in 2022.
For more context about Abu Akleh's death, and how Canada could respond, take a look at the statement from CJPME demanding that the Canadian government hold Israeli officials accountable for her death. Canada has abandoned its initial calls for accountability and for an investigation into her death. The CBC Ottawa Morning broadcast is important in telling Abu Akleh's story, and elevating calls for justice persist.
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