Globe Admits Diamond Mine-Funded Story On Diamond Mine Lacked Balance
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Globe Admits Diamond Mine-Funded Story On Diamond Mine Lacked Balance
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The diamond mining giant De Beers paid for a Globe and Mail reporter to visit its Victor mine, arranged the details of her trip, and ended up with a glowing article about them in the newspaper that failed to quote any of the mine’s many critics in the community, whose protests halted the project’s expansion.  

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The article, “Diamond mines give economic sparkle to Canada’s North,” resulted in a reader complaint to Sylvia Stead, the Globe’s public editor. Stead’s review concluded that the piece “lacked balance”.

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