Don’t drop rule against false and misleading news

The CRTC must withdraw the proposed weakening of a regulation that bans false and misleading news from the airwaves and call a public hearing on broadcast news, says the Canadian Media Guild.  “The Commission appears to be proposing to give (broadcasters) free rein to lie and mislead the Canadian public in the guise of delivering […]

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

False or misleading news soon ok on TV, radio

The CRTC is proposing to loosen some of the only rules we have related to broadcast news content in Canada. The current rules say that broadcasters cannot air “any false or misleading news.” Period. The change, scheduled to come into effect on September 1 of this year, would limit that prohibition to situations where the false or […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 11:43 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,