CANADALAND
#253 Is The Media Afraid Of The Kielburgers?
The Kielburgers' WE Movement has enjoyed more than 20 years of glowing press. They also have partnerships with 38 media organizations and a history of aggressive responses to criticism. Reporter Jaren Kerr speaks with Jesse about his investigation of WE's media relations.
November 19, 2018

UPDATE (Dec.24/18): The WE organization has responded to the this podcast and its accompanying article with a Notice of Libel, which can be read here.

CORRECTION (Dec.26/18): On this podcast, reporter Jaren Kerr states that in the special WE-related sections that run in the Winnipeg Free Press, Postmedia papers and The Globe and Mail, “all the content is WE-created.” 

In the case of The Globe and Mail, this is not accurate. After publication of this podcast, WE informed us that other than the pieces authored by Craig and Marc Kielburger, the content in the Globe’s WE sections is created by writers employed by the newspaper, which has “full authority and editorial control” over the content in those sections. WE also says it “does not see, review, or approve the content” in the Globe’s WE section.

CANADALAND regrets the error. 

Audio of Craig Kielburger’s 1996 press conference addressing Saturday Night magazine’s cover story was sourced from Judy Jackson’s documentary It Takes A Child (1998).

This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh and Audible. 

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