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Jul 28, 2014 — News Article

Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says the new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

Canadian Cable Giant Continues to Lose TV Customers by Etan Vlessing

Shaw Communications managed cable and satellite TV price increases during the latest quarter but still shed subscribers.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

Shaw Announces Second Quarter Financial and Operating Results

Net income of $222 million or $0.46 per share for the quarter ended February 28, 2014 compared to $182 million or $0.38 per share for the same period last year.

Mar 24, 2014 — News Article

Women honoured for their contributions to film by Tara Bradbury

Local film industry luminaries Barbara Doran and FRIENDS Steering Committee Chair Noreen Golfman have been recognized for their work.

Jan 23, 2014 — News Article

Rogers names Scott Moore as president of Sportsnet & NHL services

The appointment of Scott Moore comes after Toronto-based Rogers scores the Canadian broadcast and digital platform rights to National Hockey League games in a $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that begins with the 2014-15 season.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Jul 4, 2013 — News Article

Bell Media adds Astral execs to leadership team by Danielle Ng See Quan

Announced by Bell Media president Kevin Crull, Jacques Parisien will become president, national specialty and pay TV, radio and out-of-home; Charles Benoît is named president, television and radio, Quebec; and Luc Quétel is appointed president, Astral Out-of-Home.

Feb 7, 2013 — News Article

NFB names Ravida Din as English program director general by Kelly Anderson

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has appointed Ravida Din, who has been an executive producer and producer at the organization since 2007, as the director general of its English program.

Jul 5, 2012 — News Article

A Journey to Media Literacy

Short video produced by the European Association for Viewers Interest- an adventure that will transform Jack and make him media-wise!

May 31, 2012 — News Article

“Filter Bubbles”: Public discourse in an age of citizen journalism by Regan Burles

Winner of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award discusses Kai Nagata and the link between media and democracy.

Apr 30, 2012 — News Release

Michaëlle Jean is the People’s Pick for CBC Chair

FRIENDS says the CBC belongs to all Canadians and its leadership positions should be open to the best and brightest citizens, not just those on the government’s patronage pay-off list

Apr 30, 2012 — Blog Post

People’s Pick for CBC Chair

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the results of the People's Pick for CBC Chair, an online vote sponsored by FRIENDS to underscore the need to end the practice of appointing CBC’s leadership through political patronage.

Apr 26, 2012 — News Release

FRIENDS launch People’s Pick for CBC Chair

FRIENDS says the antiquated practice of political patronage for appointing the CBC Board and President is in need of reform.

Oct 28, 2011 — Blog Post

FRIENDS at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

FRIENDS tells a Parliamentary committee looking into CBC's access to information policies that the root cause of the public broadcaster's disclosure avoidance is patronage appointments of its Board and President.

Oct 27, 2011 — News Release

PM’s appointees responsible for CBC’s disclosure woes

FRIENDS says the current debate about the CBC's access to information practices lays bare a broader accountability issue.

Oct 27, 2011 — Policy Brief

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics House of Commons

FRIENDS tells a Parliamentary committee looking into CBC's access to information policies that the root cause of the public broadcaster's disclosure avoidance is patronage appointments of its Board and President. 

Oct 26, 2011 — News Article

Tory government's handpicked CBC board oversees access-to-info file by Jennifer Ditchburn

FRIENDS calls for an arm's-length process for CBC board appointments and wants CBC president to be hired by and answerable to the board.

May 31, 2011 — News Release

Dalton Camp Award returns home

Nine years after its creation, the Dalton Camp Award returns to Fredericton this week with the presentation of the 2011 DCA Award at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

May 30, 2011 — Blog Post

The Conservatives' Hidden Agenda For Public Broadcasting And Cultural Sovereignty

A briefing note to FRIENDS supporters outlines the huge and troubling gap between Stephen Harper's words and deeds regarding the CBC and Canada's cultural sovereignty

Mar 5, 2011 — News Article

ICANN vs. the World by Jerry Brito

Internet freedom advocates have vowed to fight to preserve the Internet's independent, non-governmental governance structure.