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Dec 17, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

Ghomeshi To Be Scrubbed From Q Archives, Listeners Outraged Over Removal Of Interviews by Jason MacNeil

CBC is planning to remove material featuring Jian Ghomeshi from Q's online archives following the disgraced former host being charged with sexual assault and accused of sexual harassment.

Dec 13, 2014 — Sydney Morning Herald

ABC cuts put the focus squarely on digital by Anne Davies

Columnist asks whether abandoning state coverage and cutting regional services for the sake of expansion into digital really what the national broadcaster is mandated to do?

Dec 12, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Harper picks and chooses his arts and culture by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the disproportionate cuts to the CBC are evidence of an ideological assault on public broadcasting that the government doesn't have the courage to actually debate with the electorate.

Dec 11, 2014 — iPolitics

The media, the message and the money by Michael Harris

The CBC refused to run ads produced by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, which criticized the Harper government on a range of issues in a fair, factual and forceful way.

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

Local Service 20/20 Update

In an internal memo to staff, CBC's General Manager and Editor-in-Chief says the public broadcaster will be scalling back local TV news coverage across the country.  

Dec 10, 2014 — Maclean's

Busted: The toxic CBC environment that abetted Jian Ghomeshi by Anne Kingston

Anne Kingston takes a hard look at the CBC—a corporation she says has bungled the Jian Ghomeshi scandal spectacularly.

Dec 10, 2014 — The Tyee

Why Canada's Communication Policy Misses the Forest for the Trees by Michael Geist

Columnist says that communications now comes in a single bill and represents one very large policy forest that cannot be effectively addressed one tree at a time.

Dec 9, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Union warns CBC employees about internal Ghomeshi investigation by Simon Houpt

In a memo issued to members on Monday, the Canadian Media Guild says that, while it is “strongly supportive of an independent investigation into this issue,” it is concerned employees who choose to participate in the workplace probe led by lawyer Janice Rubin might not be able to protect themselves.

Dec 8, 2014 — Hamilton Spectator

Scandal should not bury the CBC by Nicole McDermott

Columnist suggests if losing 657 jobs and an expected 1,000 to 1,500 more during the next five years due to funding cuts can be justified by the actions of one employee, like many are expressing, something is seriously wrong.

Dec 8, 2014 — Le Devoir

Radio-Canada doit devenir un enjeu électoral by Alain Saulnier

Alain Saulnier, author of the exposé book Ici Était Radio-Canada, urges the francophone population to follow the mass demonstration, the unanimous resolution of the National Assembly and the intervention of Montreal's mayor by making the future of CBC/SRC an important election issue.

Dec 6, 2014 — Toronto Star

Before the CBC is saved, there must be catastrophe by Noah Richler

Columnist says it’s been a difficult few months for Canada’s public broadcaster. And it won’t get better until drastic measures are taken.

Dec 4, 2014 — Rabble.ca

What needs to happen to save and rebuild the CBC by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says many thousands of us who love the CBC -- and love to hate some parts of it -- spend a lot of time discussing its future and not doing enough to help save it.

Dec 3, 2014 — National Newswatch

CBC’s Perilous Future as Half Public and Half State Broadcaster by Frances Russell

Ian Morrison of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns Canadians that “his (Harper’s) idea of restructuring…would be something along the lines of American Public Broadcasting (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR.)

Dec 3, 2014 — Ottawa Citizen

In a world of propaganda, Canada needs a strong CBC by Terry Glavin

Columnist says it should be beyond debate that Canada needs some kind of publicly-funded media agency with an ambitious mandate to nurture culture and produce serious, outward-looking public-interest journalism.

Dec 1, 2014 — Straight.com

Fifth estate revelations about Jian Ghomeshi raise troubling questions about CBC managers' probe by Charlie Smith

Columnist asks why did CBC Radio allow Ghomeshi to veto coverage of Canadian arts and culture in favour of so many interviews with U.S. and British celebrities and foreign journalists when CBC's mandate is to promote Canadian culture?

Dec 1, 2014 — Nation Talk

Telefilm Canada holds Annual Public Meeting in Ottawa under theme Talent. Together.

A red carpet for the feature film Corner Gas: The Movie and an invitation to the House of Commons caps this celebration of Canadian talent.

Dec 1, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Craving attention – and profits: Bell enters streaming battle by Christine Dobby

With the launch of a new video-on-demand service dubbed Cravetv, Bell Media hopes to take on Internet streaming giants while still keeping one foot firmly planted on the side of its traditional television business.

Nov 30, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Post-Ghomeshi, is the CBC coming apart at the seams? by John Doyle

Columnist reflects on whether the CBC is a starved, stressed culture turning on itself.

Nov 30, 2014 — Toronto Star

Ici Etait Radio-Canada by Alain Saulnier: Review by Richard Stursberg

Former CBC Vice President says an insider's look at Radio-Canada is creating a sensation in Quebec.

Nov 29, 2014 — New York Times

How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way by Emily Steel

With “Marco Polo,” its lavish new series, the streaming service is placing one of its biggest bets yet on global expansion.