Muslim-Canadians call out the media for harming their community. And the controversy around CBC cancelling Kim's Convenience goes international. Freelance journalist and The Backbench's host Fatima Syed co-hosts.
The discovery of 215 residential school children in a mass grave spurs this week's discussion on how journalists report stories about Indigenous people. And in the wake of this news, a Bill that could empower Indigenous children is largely eclipsed.
Covering BC's anti-logging protests raise issues about journalists' decorum, access, and how stories about land protectors are framed. And Native Twitter gets a CNN pundit fired for spewing racist views about Indigenous people.
CIJA has called-out Canadaland for not adequately denouncing last week's guest. Meanwhile, controversy over coverage of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Canada. And filmmaker Michelle Latimer launches her inevitable comeback campaign, damn the consequences.
As provinces fail spectacularly to control the third wave of the pandemic, is the press adequately holding them to account, or making things worse? And what are the ethics of publishing a a picture of a nude MP accidentally caught on Zoom?