"While your article is about Canada considering following suit with countries like the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and air-dropping aid to Gaza, you do not bring any skepticism to the discussion around such a decision."Read more
On January 30, 2024, CJPME sent a letter to CBC requesting a correction and more balance.
CJPME wrote that the following paragraph is not accurate:
The group Physicians for Human Rights Israel […] published a report in November on the sexual violence based on photos, video and other publicly available online information, as well as its own interviews with eyewitnesses, soldiers and first responders. [emphasis added]
CJPME argued that there were no actual eyewitnesses and to remove the words, as well as its own interviews with eyewitnesses.
On February 7, 2024, following our letter, CBC added the words compiled from various sources and an editor’s note. In this editor’s note, CBC specified that those interviews were compiled from various publicly available sources and not conducted by the group.
This is a significant correction to bring more fairness, balance, and accuracy to Canadian media.
"It is, therefore, the more important to stop referring to Cotler as “Mandela’s lawyer,” since it serves to dilute any legitimate accusation made against Israel as an apartheid state."Read more
"Why does this matter? Because pro-Israel lobby groups have been promoting this narrative to discredit and smear pro-Palestine protests and associate them with unfair accusations of antisemitism. By using this language, CBC is not only misrepresenting reality, it is taking a side."Read more
"Canada and much of the international community indeed see Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal. Still, it is incomplete to not add that they are illegal under international law. Such a statement undermines their illegality and makes it seem like the illegality of the settlements is not founded and only 'an opinion/impression'."Read more
"By including a Palestinian-Canadian perspective, however, your radio segment conveys the extent to which this war has taken a tragic toll on families in Gaza and Canada alike."Read more
"By not giving space to her whole testimony and giving voice to Immigration Minister Marc Miller, you quote saying: “Officials on the ground need to know who is exiting into Egypt and have sufficient assurances that there are not bad apples getting through,” it unfairly and inaccurately depicts Palestinians and the challenges they face here and abroad."Read more
"I hope CBC will continue to cover the reality behind the numbers and images we see on the news so that we don’t become desensitized by Israelʼs clear violations of international humanitarian law."Read more
"However, I especially appreciated the background information Panetta provided about far-right Israeli figures Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, which we don’t normally expect to be covered in the media, which is not fair. I think it gave the readers a clear idea of who is running Israel and how it is an obstacle to the prospect of a just and lasting peace or Palestinian state."Read more
The article overlooks the support of numerous advocacy groups that support the ceasefire. It focuses on a narrow set of politicians who are either highly supportive of Israel or extremely weary of criticizing Israel.Read more