Policy 1.1.12: Free Travel

Effective: July 6, 1994

Production personnel will not accept offers of free travel or accommodation from outside organizations or individuals to facilitate the gathering of program, news or research material.

CBC/Radio-Canada programs must be protected from improper external influence or the suspicion of such influence. Travel and accommodation costs are form of program expense. They are not to be absorbed by outside agencies for News and current affairs programs under the CBC/Radio-Canada Journalistic Standards and Practices.

Similarly they are not to be absorbed by outside agencies for entertainment programs unless there is a negotiated agreement to provide advertising or a supplier credit at the close of the program involved in return for the provision of specific services.

Any exceptions to this policy where no commercial transport is available must receive approval in writing prior to commitment from the operational vice president concerned or his/her delegate.


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