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Jul 2, 2014 — Yahoo!News

Defiant Al Jazeera faces conservative backlash after Arab Spring by Amena Bakr

Columnist says that Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.

Jun 28, 2014 — The Telegram

I sat down by the CBC and wept by Marie Wadden

CBC Broadcaster says that what is being squeezed out of the public broadcaster, drop by drop, is creativity.

Jun 28, 2014 — CBC News

Pick-and-Pay cable would mean changes to local TV funding, say Bell, Rogers

In its submissions to the CRTC, Bell said it believes changes should be made by the regulator to allow local TV stations to be reclassified as "local specialty services."

Jun 28, 2014 — Le Devoir

La saignée by Jean-François Fortin

Failing the will to defend the CBC, Columnist says Lacroix should resign and the population should demand an end to the Conservative ideological crusade to destroy the public broadcaster.

Jun 28, 2014 — Globe & Mail

The CBC report is, shall we say, unwieldy in its use of jargon by Elizabeth Renzetti

Columnist gives her take on CBC's new report "A Space for All of Us".

Jun 28, 2014 — Yahoo!News

Telecom giants say they have different views on who should pay for local TV by David Friend

In its submissions to the CRTC, Bell said it believes changes should be made by the regulator to allow local TV stations to be reclassified as "local specialty services."

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

CBC should focus on broadcasting by Bob Cox

Columnist asks why the CBC promising to turn itself into something that looks a lot like what newspapers are already doing in every community across the country?

Jun 27, 2014 — CityTV

Bell supports pick-and-pay, calls for changes to local TV business model

The CRTC is wrapping up a formal interventions process, part of its public consultations where it has collected comments from Canadians and the industry on the evolution of the broadcasting system, including the proposed pick-and-pay model.

Jun 27, 2014 — Windsor Star

Time for the government to re-evaluate CBC’s mandate and funding by Stephen Maher

Some people at the public broadcaster say CBC President Hubert Lacroix LaCroix is helping the Conservatives starve the CBC into irrelevance.

Jun 27, 2014 — CBC News

CRTC chair on future of TV in Canada

At a time when one-third of Canadians are watching TV online, Jean-Pierre Blais discusses the future of television and the perception that the CRTC is outdated.

Jun 27, 2014 — 900CHML

Radio Interview: The CBC is slashing 25 per cent of its workforce over the next five years

On Bill Kelly's radio show, Ian Morrison, FRIENDS Spokesperson, discusses CBC's cutback on evening newscasts and in-house production in a bid to shift its focus from radio and television to digital and mobile services.

Jun 27, 2014 — Canadian Labour Congress

You're doing it wrong: CLC President reacts to CBC cuts

CLC President Hassan Yussuff says it's time for governments to invest in Canadians and our collective future – something that is more than possible with the healthy budget surplus already being promised.

Jun 27, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Disruption, what’s your function? How the CBC plans to disrupt ... itself by Simon Houpt

Columnist discusses how CBC will get out of the business of producing its own content, except for news, current affairs and radio.

Jun 26, 2014 — Toronto Star

Why CBC may have to sell its headquarters to survive by Tony Wong

Columnist says the public broadcaster may be forced to sell its downtown Toronto headquarters in the face of budget cuts.

Jun 26, 2014 — CBC News

CBC to cut back supper-hour news, in-house productions

The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, a move that will reduce staff, and supper-hour news broadcasts and programs produced in-house, says CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.

Jun 26, 2014 — Metro News

CBC cutting more than 1,000 jobs, scaling back TV news and in-house production by Laura Kane

Columnist says the CBC is slashing some 20 per cent of its workforce over the next five years, while cutting back evening newscasts and in-house production and raising the possibility of selling its flagship headquarters in Toronto.

Jun 26, 2014 — Edmonton Sun

CBC cuts jobs, continues free music giveaway by Brian Lilley

Columnist says that despite a parliamentary mandate to provide radio and television services to Canadians in exchange for an annual $1.1 billion subsidy, CBC says it will shift more of its resources to web and mobile productions while cutting core services.

Jun 26, 2014 — Cartt.ca

CBC's new strategy shifts priorities away from TV, radio to digital, mobile services by Lesley Hunter

CBC President Hubert Lacroix says CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy will result in a leaner, focused, more modern and financially sustainable public broadcaster by 2020.

Jun 26, 2014 — Straight.com

Massive CBC cuts anger Canadian Media Guild and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting by Charlie Smith

FRIENDS says CBC President Hubert Lacroix is helping Stephen Harper drive CBC into the ground and that all Canadians - not the just the government - are shareholders in the public broadcaster.

Jun 26, 2014 — Globe & Mail

CBC to cut back ‘general’ TV programming as it shifts priorities by Daniel LeBlanc

CBC president Hubert Lacroix lays out the public broadcaster’s strategy to be on a stronger footing by 2020, with insiders forecasting a “culture shift” that will leave winners and losers in the organization.