Statement of Principles
CUTV is a member owned and operated subsidiary of the non-profit corporation Concordia Student Broadcasting Society (CSBS) and whose primary purpose is to operate a TV station and video production facilities. The mandate of CUTV, as a campus/community TV station, is to provide alternative programming to communities at Concordia University and the island of Montreal.
CUTV is a volunteer organization which recognizes the essential contribution of its volunteers. CUTV will support and service those volunteers.
CUTV will not broadcast any material that promotes hatred, discrimination or contempt against an individual or a group or class of individuals on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation. Nor will CUTV engage in any business transactions with any individual or organization whom it believes promotes these views.
CUTV will only air such material within the context of a larger issue, and only when its use is necessary to the viewing public's understanding of that issue.
CUTV is not a vehicle for promoting political or religious parties. Therefore CUTV will not grant airtime to be used for the purpose of campaigning. This principle applies notwithstanding the provision of airtime to political parties during elections as stipulated in the CRTC Rules and Regulations and or CSU .
CUTV will actively encourage and promote independent artists presenting innovative and creative art.
CUTV will present programming of a nature and in a format not normally presented by commercial or public TV broadcasters and film studios. CUTV will further promote programming emphasizing local and regional content.
CUTV will air material in a comprehensive, balanced, articulate context, while actively promoting viewpoints complementary to those viewed elsewhere.
CUTV pledges to allow all members of Montreal student communities and the community at large equal access to the station and equal opportunity to participate in its programming. CUTV will actively recruit volunteers through a network of local community groups representing people of all races, national or ethnic origins, colours, religions, sexes ,ages, mental or physical abilities and sexual orientations.
CUTV will publicize all personnel openings through a network of local community groups representing people of all races, national or ethnic origins, colours, religions, sexes, ages, mental or physical abilities and sexual orientations in hiring any position.
CUTV will not discriminate against any group or individual based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex. age, mental or physical ability or sexual orientation in hiring for any position.
CUTV is a TV station and video production studio, staffed primarily by volunteers. CUTV welcomes the contributions of media professionals as resources and reserves the right to restrict their activities in their area of expertise.
CUTV will provide training for all staff members and volunteers to perform a function at the TV station. Furthermore, CUTV shall endeavor to expose those staff members and volunteers to all facets of CUTV.
CUTV reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership to any staff member or volunteer who behaves in a manner contrary to the spirit of the Statement of Principles.