In the news … October 25, 2014

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The digital journal of a Montreal-born jihadist

In the season premiere of Enquête, Radio-Canada’s investigative journalism program follows the digital journal of Sami, a young man in his 20s who left his Montreal home to wage jihad in Syria.

Sami’s Facebook account, now closed, offered a window into his experience and clues to his path toward jihad, the arabic word for resistance.

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CTV and Canadian Marketing Association Announce Judges for Super Bowl Ad Challenge

CTV and the Canadian Marketing Association confirmed its esteemed panel of judges for the Super Bowl Canadian Ad Challenge. The Challenge seeks from marketers and their creative partners their best-in-class, original creative specifically targeted to Canadians for CTV’s exclusive Canadian coverage of the biggest sporting event in North America.

The panel of judges will be quarterbacked by Stephen Brown, President, FUSE Marketing Group. Brown will oversee the judging process, which begins immediately after the competition closes on Monday, Dec. 1 at 12 noon ET.

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Yet More Cuts at CBC/Radio-Canada says Media Guild

CBC President Hubert Lacroix has shared more details about the corporate-wide job cuts he first announced in June. In a meeting with union leaders, Lacroix said the CBC will lose another 400 jobs by the end of March 2015 bringing the total number of jobs cut at CBC this fiscal year to 1057. There will be another 400 job cuts to come by March 2016. Lacroix further added that another 400 and possibly more jobs will be cut by 2020.

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