Post On:14th Jan 2020
Is Canadian Media Hindu Neutral? Scroll below.
Post On:April 4th, 2020
Please refer to this article in Global News Canada which is self explanatory,
Faith in isolation: How Canadians are praying during the coronavirus pandemic
This is our mail to Ms. Meghan Collie who wrote the above article,
Hi Meghan Collie,
A timely article. We notice that Hindu faith has been missed in your report. There are approximately 188 Hindu Temples of Canada. Hindus are over 1/2 a million in strength and have reputation of Honest taxpayers & Citizens. It’s a fair request that the Hindus story also be part of an inclusive Canada in news coverage.
I guess your reporting is nation wide but if have a specific geographical area of reporting we can connect you to the Hindu temple of your choice. Hindu temples of Canada have initiated various reach out programmes to devotees on Covid.
The managements of many Hindu temples are highly educated. They would you be able to provide you the required inputs for your next article on how the Hindu faith is responding to the Covid crises.
If Corona does not discriminate in its task, why would you do so? Trust you would receive this mail with the sense of anguish its written with.
The Dialogue Team
Post On:March 9th, 2020
We refer to your article and its update on CBC FB post as re-produced below. We have received a e-acknowledgement to the complaint we sent to you from your website on this subject. (enclosed below) As we have not received any further response from you we are sending this 2nd letter.
We wish to file a formal complaint on the following aspects of your article
1-The news bits inserted into the article was not done with journalistic fairness
2-It presents a incorrect and one -sided aspect of the story, that needs authentication
3-It was not written keeping in mind the pluralistic nature of Canadian society
Initial reports tell us that the above report has caused considerable anger with the Hindu community. We are initiating reach out to Hindus of Canada on this report to further assess their response. There is unanimity your article insinuates both character & Culture of Hindus. That article propagates the theory that the onus of responsibility for Violence in Delhi rests on Hindu shoulders only. That speaks of bias, condescending approach and absence of research on the sensitive subject.
Your FB page has 2.3 Million likes. You have effectively promoted Hindu Phobia in that many likely minds. It impacts Hindu adults at workplaces and Kids at schools. That is a serious violation of Hindu rights. Canadian Hindus are taxpayers and good Citizens. We draw your attention to “Respect and Absence of Prejudice” section in your Journalistic Standards and Practices page.
Before initiating the process of formal re-course, we wish to enquire,
1- Source of news, with the names of journalists who penned that article.
2- Was CBC misled into publishing that article or was it a deliberate?
3- Do you have a vetting process before news is published
4- Do you have a experts team who authorize publications to ensure that news is fair and in sync with high values of democratic processes that makes nations like Canada named as developed?
Our contact info is enclosed for you to reach to us to discuss the article & recourse.
The Dialogue Team
Post On:20th August 2016
Hubert T. Lacroix
CEO – CBC – Canada,
Respected Mr. Hubert Lacroix,
We bring to your attention concern’s pertaining to CBC reporting on India. We quote the following programmes
– India Reborn
– India’s Daughter &
– The most recent one on the “rebel “attack in Assam
1- Reporting has been with an objective to sully India’s image in Canada
2- Reporting does not represent the majority of India
3- Reporting does not take into factor stories from all sides to a story
Indian news channels almost always portray Canada in good light on all Telecasts in India. It’s simply not soo Canadian that CBC is doing the opposite! To elucidate our concern we conjure a scenario, “Our team can record The Vancouver drug problem and give it a national broadcast in India” Would that be a fair representation of Canada? We do not think so, but CBC is resorting to that kind of reporting when it comes to India. Goes in search of problems and magnifies it many folds.
You would acknowledge that CBC has very limited access to countries like China. India offers a democratic set up and greater access. People of Indian origin residing in Canada feel that access is being misused each time such reporting appears on TV/Print & Radio medium of CBC.
To the best of our knowledge Indians do not come to Canada with welfare on their minds. They work hard, if necessary go to college again, pay fees from their part-time jobs, graduate, pay for their mortgages and contribute significantly to the tax revenue of Canada.
It is only fair that we ask CBC to respect the sentiments of India and Indians living in Canada. We hope that CBC would factor this in while reporting about India in future.
If you wish us to provide micro details of our concerns we can send you the compiled reports.
Minister of Culture: THE HONOURABLE MÉLANIE JOLY, Board of Directors CBC – Mr. Vishnu Prakash, The Indian High commissioner to India, Ottawa – Ministry of External affairs, Govt of India – Federation of Hindu Temples in Canada – Panorama India – Indo Canada chamber of Commerce.