From the Feb. 11 BBC: Calcutta Muslims in a 2006 protest against Prophet Muhammad cartoons The editor and publisher of a top English-language Indian daily have been arrested on charges of “hurting the religious feelings” of Muslims. The Statesman's editor Ravindra Kumar and publisher Anand Sinha were detained in Calcutta after complaints. Muslims said they [...]
From the Feb. 11 Globe and Mail: The federal Heritage Minister says he'd consider allowing advertising on CBC Radio to help the broadcaster deal with revenue issues, but the CBC itself denies it has plans to place commercials on its radio services. “Airing ads on CBC Radio is not being currently considered,” CBC corporate spokesman [...]
From the Globe and Mail: A group of Manitoba native chiefs is urging that hate charges be filed against the CBC for what it called “racist and hateful” comments posted on the broadcaster's website. The Southern Chiefs Organization, which represents dozens of bands in Manitoba, made the allegations yesterday after a year-long study of several [...]
Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank has turned to a trusted associated to head Canada's largest newspaper newsroom — Michael Cooke, currently the editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, but whose professional relationship with Cruickshank stretches back a long ways. From TheStar.com: Cooke first worked at the Star from 1974 to 1977, rising to the position of [...]
I first saw an alert about flooding at Union Station on Twitter sometime around 10:40 p.m. I dutifully told my colleagues at CTV Toronto and CTV.ca.
The good people at Nova Scotia's Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture are trying to hook couples into trying something just a little bit different on this day dedicated to romance. From the news release: Looking for a cool way to romance your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Want to do something which gives the two of [...]
The heated and occasionally vulgar exchange between National Post reporter David George-Cosh, who is now being compared (in an unflattering way) to actor Christian Bale, and marketeer April Dunford can now officially be considered part of Twitter lore. The story first got blogged at Ian Capstick's MediaStyle. Many comments there, including some from Dunford. I will [...]