Other News Articles About FRIENDS
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has been supporting Canadian content and making news for many years now. An archive of articles about our organization can be found below.
FRIENDS says a new ad campaign to "Free the CBC" from political interference will not air on the public broadcaster's programs.
Jul 22, 2013 — Globe & Mail: Campaign calls on Ottawa to ‘free the CBC from political interference’ by Simon Houpt
FRIENDS says it will try to place the ads on TV and has budgeted about $60,000 for the effort, which is higher than any previous TV campaign it has waged.
Jul 22, 2013 — Broadcaster Magazine: CBC Rejects Ads That Challenges Harper's Media Muzzling--Friends
The CBC has refused to air television ads that challenge the Conservative government's takeover of the national public broadcaster.
Jul 22, 2013 — Yahoo! News: Video mocks Stephen Harper over perceived ‘gambit’ to muzzle CBC by Matthew Coutts
FRIENDS says Stephen Harper will have more control over what's on the air when his government takes direct control of the wages and working conditions of all CBC staff as Bill C-60 becomes law.
Jul 22, 2013 — iPolitics: CBC watchdog sees government’s influence in ad’s rejection by Olesia Plokhii
FRIENDS says CBC’s refusal to run the ad is a strong indication to the degree which the CBC is under the influence of the government.
CBC has refused to air an advertisement created by FRIENDS that is critical of the Conservative government’s meddling in the public broadcaster’s affairs.
Jul 22, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: 'Free The CBC' Ads Calling On Feds To Stop Political Interference Won't Air On CBC
FRIENDS is lobbying against parts of the government's omnibus Bill C-60, passed in June, which give the Treasury Board a role in the CBC's contract negotiations.
The CBC has refused to air an advertisement produced by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting which challenges the government’s takeover of the national public broadcaster, saying it could imply endorsement of the group’s campaign.
Jul 22, 2013 — Sun News Network: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting take aim at CBC for rejecting anti-Tory by Jessica Murphy
FRIENDS is disappointed at CBC's rejection of the their new ad campaign, which is meant to highlight how the Conservative government is "gradually transforming the CBC from an independent public broadcaster into something that is approaching a state broadcaster."
Jul 21, 2013 — Vancouver Sun: 'Free the CBC' ads won't air on public broadcaster, French counterpart by Andrea Hill
The campaign takes aim at omnibus budget legislation Bill C-60, a section of which allows government to sit in on the collective bargaining negotiations of Crown corporations, including the CBC.
FRIENDS points out that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed all the current members of CBC’s board of directors, including its president.
Jun 8, 2013 — The Economist: Commercial break
FRIENDS says the decision to place ads on CBC Radio has put the public corporation on the path to further commercialisation.
May 30, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: Internet Petitions for the CBC Bring False Hope by Nick Fillmore
Columnist says if online petitioners and other organizations are really concerned about the future of the CBC, their time would be better spent developing more effective campaigns.
May 29, 2013 — Toronto Sun: CRTC gives mandatory carriage to CBC by Brian Lilley
Kory Teneycke, vice-president of Sun News, says the CRTC granting mandatory carriage status to CBC News Network and RDI is consistent with their own application for mandatory carriage.
La Presse business writer Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot describes the CRTC decision to allow advertising on CBC's radio services, and reports reactions from CBC management and FRIENDS.
May 29, 2013 — National News Watch: CBC Faces Uncertain Future by Frances Russell
FRIENDS says if the Conservative government gets their way, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will cease being a public broadcaster and become a state broadcaster.
May 28, 2013 — J-Source.ca: Bill C-60 will make the government the “effective employer” of the CBC: media groups by Tamara Baluja
Several media organizations, including the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression have launched an advertising campaign to protest Bill C-60.
May 23, 2013 — Sun News Network: Critics slam labour relations section in budget bill by Jessica Murphy
FRIENDS says Bill C-60 provisions threaten the CBC's editorial independence.
May 15, 2013 — Canadian Media Research: CBC’s Audience Crisis: CBC TV Audience is Down 40%, Lowest in History by Barry Kiefl
Researcher says the CBC’s latest report confirms that many programs on the main TV service, despite efforts to be more “popular,” have fallen to audience levels not much greater than many specialty channels.
May 10, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: CBC: The Conservative Broadcast Corporation by Jamie Biggar, Ian Morrison and Angus Wong
FRIENDS, Leadnow and SumOfUs say that no public broadcaster anywhere in the free world faces the degree of political interference as that proposed for the CBC in Bill C-60.