The CBC has new guidelines that require ALL employees to get a supervisor’s permission before starting a PERSONAL blog in which the blogger self-identifies as a CBC employee. Ew.
Besides what you’d expect in a document like this, like not using the CBC’s resources (email, bandwidth, time, etc.) to update your blog, the policy states that such bloggers are “expected to behave in a way that is consistent with our journalistic philosophy, editorial values and corporate policies.”
Further, the blog cannot advocate for a group or a cause, or express partisan political opinion. It should also avoid controversial subjects or contain material that could bring CBC/Radio-Canada into disrepute.
Hello? Ceeb…. Ceeb, Ceeb, Ceeb…. Ceeb. I shake my head with weary disappointment. This will disappear pretty quickly, I suspect.