Canadian Media Guild

Canadian Media Guild

September 08, 2005 10:03 ET

Locked-out CBC employees launch news site

www.CBCUnlocked.ca offers quality news and information Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 8, 2005) - Another segment of CBC talent has been unlocked with the launch of a national news service to provide Canadians with the quality information they've been missing since CBC management locked out 5,500 employees on August 15.

"While managers are locked in CBC buildings, the talent left on the street by this
lockoutis doing everything it can to restore the national conversation," say CBCUnlocked.ca organizers. The site is produced by volunteers who are providing
original news and features in both English and French.

CBCUnlocked.ca follows dozens of other public service initiatives across the country
aslocked-out hosts, producers, reporters, technicians and support staff demonstrate their initiative, creativity andflexibility by creating numerous podcasts, broadcast radio programs and websites.

CBCUnlocked.ca delivers high-quality news and information that meets the same journalistic principles that Canadians expect from the real CBC. But don't take our word for it. Here are some comments from Canadians who found the site in
the first few hours it was up:

"Congratulations on a fantastic website! It certainly is more than a match for the
much-depleted CBC.CA site."

"This site has been bookmarked to the top of my Favourites List for news sources."

"Thanks for members of the CMG who have put the service to their viewers and listeners first!."
/For further information: Contact Mark O'Neill at 416-463-4253 or Karen Wirsig at 416-591-5333./ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, LABOUR, MEDIA

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