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Burman pulls the pin as CBC news boss

From CBC.ca: Tony Burman, editor in chief of CBC's English-language news, current affairs and Newsworld divisions, announced Tuesday that he is leaving after nearly 35 years with the public broadcaster. In a note to staff, Burman announced that he will be leaving July 13. “As CBC's editor in chief, I have done this job longer […]

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The BBC's liberal consensus

An internal report offers a 12-point plan for the BBC to counter what is seen as “liberal groupthink” in news and programming decision-making. From the Guardian story: The report could also lead to a further tightening of the rules governing BBC correspondents contributing to newspapers and an extension of the policy of recruiting “editor-correspondents” to […]

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Civilization threatened by global warming: U.S. scientists

From The Independent: The Earth today stands in imminent peril  …and nothing short of a planetary rescue will save it from the environmental cataclysm of dangerous climate change. Those are not the words of eco-warriors but the considered opinion of a group of eminent scientists writing in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. By Steve Connor, Science […]

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'Can the war in Afghanistan be won?'

John Simpson, the BBC's world affairs editor, offers some observations and thoughts on whether the West can help secure Afghanistan against the Taliban. He's not optimistic. And if NATO forces ever leave … From the BBC: For several years after the Taleban were chased out of power, they seemed to be finished. Girls went back […]

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What's next for Alan Johnston?

Hamas set a deadline for the captive BBC reporter's release. Will his captors listen? An excerpt from the BBC story: The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas says it has set a deadline of Monday for the kidnappers of BBC reporter Alan Johnston to release him. A Hamas spokesman told the BBC that if Johnston was not […]

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