Commentary: Radio-Canada Misinforms Canadians about Palestinian Solidarity in Montreal

Open Letter to the CBC Radio-Canada Ombudsman.

Protesters were marching while holding an imitation Apartheid Wall
Protesters were marching while holding an imitation Apartheid Wall

Mainstream media in Canada claims to provide a neutral stance when reporting on issues related to Palestine.  Being neutral means reporting on facts and providing proportional coverage of those facts. On July 19th, Radio-Canada, Quebec’s largest French-speaking news outlet and a beneficiary of Canadian public funds, wrote a news article about a Montreal Palestinian solidarity demonstration that omitted important facts and misrepresented the events that occurred.

The first thing you learn in journalism school about reporting on facts is to always report on the 5 W’s:  Who?  What?  Where?  When?  Why?

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