The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council today released its decision concerning a news report about a vehicle accident that aired on CHCH-TV’s newscast on March 15, 2010. A collision between a minivan and a motorcycle had left the motorcycle driver in hospital. The report featured a film clip of the wife of the minivan driver, despite the wife’s request that the clip not be used in the broadcast. The CBSC concluded that, due to the manner in which the wife’s words were obtained, the broadcast of the clip violated the woman’s right to privacy under the Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada’s – The Association of Electronic Journalists) Code of (Journalistic) Ethics.
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