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“But it is not in itself sufficient,” the statement continued. “As expressed in our response to the recent statement from CBC President & CEO Catherine Tait, CBC must make further efforts to establish and publicly communicate clear and detailed policies that will ensure that Islamophobia, anti-Palestinian racism, and other forms of discrimination are not tolerated within the organization going forward.” CBC


The letter alleged a documentary production executive had, between last October and March of this year, posted numerous discriminatory posts to social media Muslims, Palestine, and Palestinians, in contravention of CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices. It was signed by more than 500 producers and filmmakers – including Sarah Polley, Frances-Anne Solomon, Aisling Chin-Yee, Avi Lewis, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Jasmin Mozaffari, among many others.

“Though we continue to harbour broader concerns, this is a welcome development,” REMC said in a statement. “From the outset of our engagement with CBC, we have maintained that the community’s trust can only be regained via concrete action. CBC’s decision to remove this individual from an editorial role is just such an action—and an essential one.”

“But it is not in itself sufficient,” the statement continued. “As expressed in our response to the recent statement from CBC President & CEO Catherine Tait, CBC must make further efforts to establish and publicly communicate clear and detailed policies that will ensure that Islamophobia, anti-Palestinian racism, and other forms of discrimination are not tolerated within the organization going forward.”

REMC said it is encouraged by the public broadcaster’s ongoing revision of anti-discrimination policies and procedures.

A CBC spokesperson declined the opportunity to respond to the REMC statement, telling Broadcast Dialogue that the public broadcaster does not comment publicly on its employees.

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