CBC staff protest war reporter lay off

Staff at the Canadian TV channel CBC are up in arms at the laying off of 26 correspondents including reporting “icons” Patrick Brown and Don Murray,

“These are journalists who in many ways defined foreign reporting at CBC in the past few decades,” says [a letter to network president Hubert Lacroix] “Some of us grew up watching them… Don has worked in nearly all our bureaux. He is a foreign policy expert. And there is no better war correspondent in Canada than Patrick Brown. To let that kind of expertise walk out the door in an effort to save a tiny fraction of our payroll is baffling.” link

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