Emma LoyStaff
Walt BogdanichCollaborator
Joel BakanCollaborator
Dorothée Myriam KellouCollaborator
Anya SchiffrinAdvisor
Wade DavisCollaborator
Alberto Mendoza-GalinaEarly
Mary Kay MagistadCollaborator
Kevin PattersonCollaborator
Martha MendozaCollaborator
Logan TurnerStaff
Sandra BartlettCollaborator
Adithya SambamurthyCollaborator
Umbreen ButtEarly
Echo XieEarly
Britney DennisonStaff
Susan TalalayJourno
Martin SmithJourno
Joel SimonJourno
Emilio San PedroJourno
David RohdeJourno
Ahmed RashidJourno
Sudarsan RaghavanJourno
Martha RaddatzJourno
Scott PetersonJourno
Stephanie NolenCollaborator
Duncan McCueAdvisor
Donatella LorchJourno
Nick KristofJourno
Bonnie Sherr KleinJourno
Richard HarrisJourno
William GumedeCollaborator
Rodrigo Silva de PaulaAdvisor
Sheila CoronelJourno
Andy CarvinJourno
Tony BurmanJourno
David BeersJourno
William ArkinCollaborator
Anne ApplebaumJourno
Christine BrandtStaff
Jane ListerStaff
Maya LefkowichStaff
Shayna PlautStaff
Ashley NicholsonStaff
Peter MotheEarly
Garrett HincheyEarly
Olívia Zauli FellowsEarly
Kim FrankCollaborator
Dan McKinneyCollaborator
Kathryn GretsingerStaff
David RummelStaff
Allison GrinerCollaborator
Veronique de ViguerieCollaborator
Jennifer YangCollaborator
Janet TobiasCollaborator
Tara SuttonCollaborator
Robert SemeniukCollaborator
Andrew RevkinCollaborator
Craig and Brent RenaudCollaborator
David PapernyCollaborator
Ed OuCollaborator
Gary MarcuseCollaborator
Ali MustafaCollaborator
Gary KnightCollaborator
Farah NoshCollaborator
Jonah KesselCollaborator
Rosebell KagumireCollaborator
Mellissa FungCollaborator
Melissa ChanCollaborator
Mei FongCollaborator
Mohamed FahmyCollaborator
Donna De CesareCollaborator
Deborah CampbellCollaborator
Betsy CarsonCollaborator
Dionne BunshaCollaborator
Lynsey AddarioCollaborator
Yuen Ying ChanAdvisor
Robert CribbCollaborator
Peter KleinStaff
Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada’s most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.

Dan McKinney

Dan McKinney received his MJ at University of California Berkeley (’02). As an accomplished videographer, he has shot and produced projects for ABC News, PBS, Al Jazeera, History Channel, National Geographic Channel and others.

Gary Knight

Gary Knight is an award-winning photojournalist who has covered the civil war in Yugoslavia, the war in Iraq, Israel/Palestine, North Korea, the invasion of Afghanistan, the civil war in Kashmir and the Asian Tsunami. He is the founder of the photo agency VII, which represents some of the world’s top photojournalists.

Stephanie Nolen

Latin America Bureau Chief, Globe & Mail. Former South Asia bureau chief for the Globe and Mail, and former Africa bureau chief. Six-time National Newspaper Award winner for her work in Africa, and four-time recipient of the Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Reporting.

William Arkin

Writer, Blogger and Journalist. Reports on national security and military affairs and has previously written for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NBC News. He was a former Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Craig and Brent Renaud

The Renaud Brothers are documentary filmmakers, television producers, and film programmers. Their films, and television shows have won major awards including an IDA Award for Best TV Series, two Overseas Press Club Awards, two Columbia DuPonts, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Dionne Bunsha

Dionne Bunsha is an award-winning journalist from Mumbai, India. She has written extensively on a diverse range of human rights, social justice, and environmental issues. She is the author of, Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat (Penguin India, 2006) about the aftermath of religious violence in Gujarat, India.

Ali Mustafa

Ali Mustafa is correspondent with TRT World, the Turkish public broadcaster’s English news network. Ali has previously reported for Al Jazeera English, CBC/Radio-Canada and VICE News. He has covered politics, security and society in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and North America since 2004.

Ed Ou

Ed Ou is an award-winning photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. He has worked for Reuters, the Associated Press, and The New York Times. Since 2006 Ou has covered the war between Israel and Hezbollah, the fall of the Islamic Courts in Mogadishu, Somalia and a range of other stories in the Middle East.

Donna De Cesare

Donna De Cesare is a freelance video journalist and the Recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Award for Journalism Enhancing InterAmerican Understanding, the oldest award for foreign correspondence. She teaches at UT and reports on Latin America.

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs reporter. She was a broadcast correspondent for Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English, where she served as China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012 for the channel’s reports. She has also reported from Cuba, Canada, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia, Moscow, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza. She was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jennifer Yang
Jennifer Yang

Jennifer Yang is an award-winning journalist with the Toronto Star, where she currently writes about identity and inequality. Previously, Jennifer covered the global health beat for four years, writing from Bhutan, Iceland, Japan, Geneva, Malawi and Sierra Leone, where she was the first Canadian journalist to cover the 2014 Ebola outbreak from West Africa. Jennifer is a two-time UN Foundation press fellow and won a National Newspaper Award for her explanatory feature on the 2010 Chilean mining disaster.

Wade Davis
Wade Davis

Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council and Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.”

An ethnographer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent over three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among fifteen indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations while making some 6000 botanical collections. His work later took him to Haiti to investigate folk preparations implicated in the creation of zombies, an assignment that led to his writing The Serpent and the Rainbow (1986), an international best seller later released by Universal as a motion picture. In recent years his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunuvut and Greenland.

Davis is the author of 265 scientific and popular articles and 19 books including One River (1996), The Wayfinders (2009), The Sacred Headwaters (2011), Into the Silence (2011) and River Notes (2012). His photographs have been widely exhibited and have appeared in 30 books and 100 magazines, including National Geographic, Time, Geo, People, Men’s Journal, and Outside. He was the co-curator of The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes, first exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and currently touring Latin America. In 2012 he served as guest curator of No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in the Modern World, an exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

His many film credits include Light at the Edge of the World, an eight-hour documentary series written and produced for the National Geographic. A professional speaker for 30 years, Davis has lectured at over 200 universities and 250 corporations and professional associations. In 2009 he delivered the CBC Massey Lectures. He has spoken from the main stage at TED five times, and his three posted talks have been viewed by 3 million. His books have appeared in 19 languages and sold approximately one million copies.

Davis is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees, as well as the 2009 Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his contributions to anthropology and conservation, the 2011 Explorers Medal, the highest award of the Explorers Club, the 2012 David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration, the 2013 Ness Medal for geography education from the Royal Geographical Society, and the 2015 Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. His recent book, Into the Silence, received the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top award for literary nonfiction in the English language. In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

Adithya Sambamurthy

Adithya Sambamurthy is a documentary maker living in Oakland, California. An Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer, he’s worked on projects for the Guardian, the New York Times, National Geographic, PBS Newshour, PBS Frontline and a number of independent productions.

Farah Nosh

Farah’s work is known for its quiet intimacy. Her long-term projects have focused primarily on the war’s impact on Iraqis, and the last speakers of highly threatened languages. The award-winning photographer has worked on assignment in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. Her work appeared in leading international publications including The New York Times and TIME. Nosh appeared on CNN’s Inside the Middle East segment entitled “Someone You Should Know,” which features personalities making an impact in the region. She currently lives in Vancouver with her family.

Salimah Ebrahim

Salimah Ebrahim is a print, broadcast and photojournalist who has reported on the war in Iraq, numerous G8 and G20 summits, the White House and environmental security challenges in Africa. She worked on assignment for Reuters, CBC Television, the Globe and Mail, the Cairo Times and A&E’s Biography Channel.

Veronique de Viguerie

Veronique de Viguerie is a Combat Photojournalist, and has covered an Afghan guerrilla group responsible for the Uzbin Valley ambush, pirates in Somalia, and Taliban militants. She has been awarded the Best War Photo Reportage award, a World Press Photo award, and the Canon Prize for Female Photojournalist.

Mohamed Fahmy

Egyptian-Canadian award-winning journalist and author. Worked for CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera and entered Iraq in 2003 on the first day of the invasion to cover the war for the Los Angeles Times. In 2007 he joined the protection team of the ICRC in Lebanon, protecting the rights of political prisoners, refugees and the missing. In 2011, he was honored with a Peabody Award along with the CNN team for the coverage of the Arab Spring. In 2013 he accepted a post as the Al Jazeera English Egypt bureau chief. In 2013 Fahmy was arrested alongside two colleagues and accused of conspiring with a terrorist group and fabricating news. He was pardoned in September 2015 and took a job as the Global Reporting Centre’s Journalist in Residence. He has co-authored a book titled the Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom


Andrew Revkin

Andrew Revkin is the founder of The New York Times’ influential Dot Earth blog, where he writes about the global environment, climate change and natural disasters. He is now a senior fellow at the Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. He is a senior reporter at ProPublica.

Betsy Carson

Betsy Carson is an award-winning producer, executive producer and director with over 25 years experience in documentary film and television. Her work focuses on a number of issues, including environmental movements and post-traumatic stress in the military.

Mellissa Fung

Mellissa Fung is currently completing the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. She is a former National Correspondent for CBC News. She recipient of the 2009 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Award.

Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan is a filmmaker, author, and professor at the UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law. Joel’s 2004 book The Corporation has won widespread acclaim, with its film adaptation earning 25 international awards. He is currently working on the book’s sequel while sitting as a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre in Italy.

Janet Tobias

Janet Tobias is an Emmy award-winning director/producer with 20 years experience working in television for all three American networks, PBS, Discovery, and MSNBC. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Population Science and Policy.

Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance foreign correspondent whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, Esquire and Reveal, among others. She was recently based in Beijing, China, where she reported on environmental issues and human rights.

Sandra Bartlett

Sandra Bartlett is an award winning freelance reporter and producer based in Toronto. She has worked for CBC Radio where she travelled extensively on assignment; and for NPR’s Investigative Unit in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS Frontline, ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Paul Watson

Paul Watson is a Canadian reporter, photojournalist and author. He is also the former South Asian bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. He won a 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photo of the civil war in Somalia.

Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell Kagumire is a Ugandan freelance multimedia journalist, award-winning blogger and communications expert with a specialization in new media, and conflict and development issues. She has worked with Oxfam and writes for Global Voices.

Dorothée Myriam Kellou

Dorothée Myriam Kellou is an award-winning French journalist and filmmaker based in Paris. Her three-part series on the French company Lafarge’s deal with ISIS militants in Syria was awarded the TRACE International Prize for Investigative Reporting. She is currently developing “Algeria, Out of Place”, a documentary about forced resettlement during the Algerian War of Independence.

Jonah Kessel

Jonah Kessel is a freelance visual media journalist based in Beijing, China, currently working with The New York Times video desk. Kessel’s work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Economist, Atlantic Monthly, among other publications.

Kim Frank

Editor. Kim Frank began working as a video editor in 2004, after a long career as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She edited the Emmy Award winning documentary Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground for PBS Frontline World, and the Emmy nominated In a Small Town for PBS Exposé. Other credits include documentaries for the Discovery Channel, PBS and Omni and news pieces for CNBC, Business Nation, and Dan Rather Reports.

Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza is a Pulitzer prize-winning writer at the Associated Press. She is based in Silicon Valley where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. Mendoza focused on human trafficking in 2015, cybersecurity in 2014 and covered Latin America from 2010 to 2013. Mendoza was a 2001 Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a 2007 Ferris Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She also teaches in the graduate University of California, Santa Cruz Science Communications Program and is a senior fellow at the Institute for Justice and Journalism.

William Gumede

Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation, former Deputy Editor at The Sowetan. Senior associate and Oppenheimer fellow at St, Antony’s College, Oxford, and author of Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC.

David Paperny

David Paperny is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver. He has directed a dozen documentary features focused on social issues and extraordinary individuals, and received the City of Vancouver Arts Award. In 2014 he was chosen Producer of the Year by Playback Magazine.

Gary Marcuse

Gary Marcuse is a journalist and filmmaker based in Vancouver, Canada. He has written and directed several films about the emergence of environmental movements around the world. He is a former programming executive for CBC Television in Vancouver and a former chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Walt Bogdanich

Walt Bogdanich is an investigative journalist for the New York Times. He has won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work, the most recent being his “Toxic Pipleline” feature on tainted Chinese imports. He is currently teaching at the Columbia School of Journalism as an adjunct faculty member.

Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist based in London, England, where she photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time. Addario has shot features across the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tara Sutton

Tara Sutton is a filmmaker and war correspondent, who has reported in conflict zones around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Colombia, and Liberia. She has received numerous awards, including the Amnesty International Award for Television News for her un-embedded coverage of the battle of Fallujah.

Kevin Patterson

Kevin Patterson is a novelist and journalist from British Columbia, Canada. He has won the Roger Writers’ Trust prize for fiction and has written about war, tuberculosis, escapism, and acculturation. He also practices medicine in Nunavut on the west coast of Hudson Bay and in the ICU in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. He has sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a concrete boat a few times.

Robert Semeniuk

Robert Semeniuk has been a full-time, freelance author, photojournalist, human and environmental rights activist for over thirty years. He has worked for most of the world’s major magazines and newspapers in over 100 countries, and a dozen war zones.

Kwabena Adu Korganteng

Kwabena Adu Korganteng is a investigative journalist currently working for the New Crusading Guide. He was recently awarded an IFEJ Flamingo award for his investigative work in resource extraction and exploitation.

Jere Van Dyk

Jere Van Dyk is a former Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, and has worked as an international affairs reporter for more than 30 years, primarily covering Central Asia for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.

Mei Fong

Mei Fong is an author and journalist who covered Hong Kong and China for the Wall Street Journal. She is the winner of the Pulitzer, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International.

Deborah Campbell

Deborah Campbell is the author of the nonfiction books This Heated Place and A Disappearance in Damascus. She has reported from Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, the UAE, Qatar, Israel, Palestine, Cuba, Mexico, and Russia. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, New Scientist, The Walrus, and other publications. She has won three National Magazine Awards for her foreign correspondence and has guest lectured at Harvard, Berkeley, and Zayed University in Dubai. She currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.

Mary Kay Magistad

Mary Kay Magistad, an award-winner journalist and podcaster who often focuses on undercovered long-term trends and social justice issues, lived and reported in East Asia and beyond for more than two decades, first in Southeast Asia for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, NPR, CBC and others, then in China, opening NPR’s Beijng bureau and returning for PRI/BBC’s The World. Her podcast, “Whose Century Is It?,” a 2017 Webby Awards honoree, looks at ideas, trends and twists shaping the 21st century.

Robert Cribb
Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into child exploitation, human trafficking, offshore tax havens, dangerous doctors and public-health threats.

Garrett Hinchey

Garrett Hinchey is an award-winning multimedia journalist specializing in digital projects and working for CBC North in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. His work has appeared in CBC.ca, the Globe and Mail, ESPN, and Up Here Magazine. A born and raised Yellowknifer and member of the North Slave Metis Alliance, Hinchey won the Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship in 2014 and was a finalist for the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Innovation Award in 2016 for his work connecting remote communities in the lead up to the Northwest Territories election.

Alberto Mendoza-Galina

Alberto is an award winning journalist and filmmaker based in Vancouver; he focuses on natural sciences, sustainability and social justice. He is a firm supporter of media and knowledge co-production, promoter of information democratization by offering multimedia projects showcasing a diversity of voices, intersectional content and contextual facts to audiences of different backgrounds. His journalist work on rare diseases in Canada bestowed him with the Edward Murrow and the Jack Webster awards as the team leader of a collaborative team of journalists, academics, physicians, researchers, patients and their families.

Peter Mothe

Peter Mothe’s work has been published by CBC Aboriginal, the Globe and Mail, the Georgia Straight, EDGE YK in Yellowknife and the literary blog Escritores del Mundo. He specializes on international indigenous issues.

Echo Xie

Echo is a researcher in the Christian Science Monitor Beijing Bureau, where she helps to do stories on environment, public policy and international affairs. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, China Dialogue, and Chinese online media Jiemian News. 

Olívia Zauli Fellows

Olívia Zauli Fellows is a project manager at the Global Reporting Centre. She is a graduate of the UBC School of Journalism and former fellow of the International Reporting Program. Olivia has published pieces in The Globe and Mail and The Tyee, Discovery Channel Canada and currently works as a video producer.

Umbreen Butt

Umbreen Butt is a documentary filmmaker working between North America and Asia. She has freelanced with CBS, AlJazeera and the BBC, as well as with the UN and other humanitarian and environmental organizations. Her work focuses on health, the environment and equity.

Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson is a journalist based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He has been published in CBC, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, National Geographic, VICE, and others, while working in every Arctic country in the world. He has been a recipient of awards from the SPJ, RTDNA, CAJ, and two federal governments.

Andrew Munroe

Digital Producer. Andrew Munroe designs and develops a variety of digital projects for the Global Reporting Centre. His current projects include The Fish You Don’t Know You Eat and an open-source team-based storytelling platform.

Katie Stannard

Research Assistant. Katie Stannard is a recent UBC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and a specialty in development and environment. Katie is experienced in fundraising and has assisted large non-profits with receiving funds for multi-million dollar capital campaigns. Before joining the Global Reporting Centre she worked at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies as the Communications Assistant. She also works as the Communications Coordinator for IEAnalytics, an impact analysis consulting firm for sustainable development projects.

Sharon Nadeem

Finance and Operations. Sharon Nadeem is a multimedia journalist, specializing in long-form journalism related to global issues and international affairs. She recently completed an editorial fellowship at The Walrus magazine. Sharon holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Bangalore. Her work has been featured in BBC, Huffington Post, The Walrus, CBC Indigenous, Yukon News, Jakarta Post and Edmonton Journal.

Emma Loy
Emma Loy

Intern. Emma Loy is a multimedia journalist based in Vancouver, B.C., covering topics in science, environment and health. Emma is an avid traveller who discovered her reporting skills while travelling through a remote cholera-stricken village in Papua New Guinea. She holds a B.Sc. in Biology and a Master’s of Journalism. Emma interned at CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks and was a regular contributor to The Ubyssey during her studies at the UBC School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in The L.A. Times, CBC Indigenous and CBC’s Unreserved. Emma is currently working on several projects in data journalism and video storytelling.

Leonard Brody

Leonard Brody is an award- winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history, and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date.

Dana Wolfe

Dana Wolfe is a five-time Emmy-award winning journalist and independent media consultant. She was the founding executive producer of the acclaimed live debate series, Intelligence Squared U.S., and served for over a decade as a producer for ABC News, Nightline. Wolfe sits on the board of Retro Report, a nonprofit documentary news organization.

Salil Tripathi

Salil Tripathi was born in India and lives in London. He chairs PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee. He has been a correspondent in Southeast Asia and has written for many major international publications. His books include Offense: The Hindu Case (Seagull, 2009), The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy (Aleph, 2014, Yale 2016), and Detours: Songs of the Open Road (Tranquebar, 2015). He is currently working on a book on Gujaratis.

Anya Schiffrin

Former journalist for Reuters, The Industry Standard, former bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires, and former editor-in-chief of The Turkish Times. Schiffrin is on the advisory board of the Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism and of Revenue Watch Institute. Her most recent book is “Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World” (New Press 2014).

Farid Rohani

Farid Rohani is a businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a champion for multicultural understanding and human rights. He was a founding member and is the immediate past Chair of the Laurier Institution. Rohani has served on the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (E-Division) Commanding Officers Diversity Advisory Committee, the Scouts Canada British Columbia Diversity Committee, on the Steering Committee of the Vancouver Dialogues Project and on the Lower Mainland Campaign Cabinet of Vancouver Island University. Rohani also publishes widely on immigration, multiculturalism, diversity and ethics. He now manages his family’s Vancouver-based development and real estate holding company.

Sirish Rao

Sirish Rao is a writer, festival producer and publishing professional with deep connections to the international literary and publishing world. Sirish is the founding Artistic Director of Vancouver’s annual Indian Summer Festival. He has authored twenty books, from commentaries on popular culture to children’s books and retellings of Greek plays. His books have been translated into seventeen languages and won several international awards.

Tamara Pearl

Tamara Pearl is a therapist, expressive arts therapist, facilitator of cross-cultural dialogue, and an adjunct instructor at Adler University. She has served as Vice President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation since its formation in 2002. She was honored to be Community Engagement Lead at Reconciliation Canada. She also served as a Director on the board of Peace it Together, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian youth to dialogue and make films together.

Scott McIntyre

Scott McIntyre is the co-founder, and recently retired Publisher and CEO of the Canadian book-publishing house Douglas & Mcintyre. His career has also embraced more than 40 years of government relations, industry association work, and membership on a variety of cultural and social boards. Scott holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from SFU, and is a member of the Order of Canada. His contributions to Canadian publishing have been recognized by a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002, and her Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.

Jon Festinger

Jon Festinger, Q.C. (LL.B., B.C.L. 1980 (McGill University)) is a Vancouver, British Columbia based counsel and educator. Jon has taught media, communications, intellectual property, and corporate law topics at UBC’s Allard School of Law, for more than two decades, as well as occasionally teaching at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. In addition Jon is a Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University, a faculty member at the Centre for Digital Media, and Honorary Industry Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.

Logan Turner

Intern. Logan Turner is a current student in the School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. He also has a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Ottawa and one in Global Health from McMaster University. Interested in all things related to health, Logan is currently working towards improving his multimedia journalistic skills.

Britney Dennison

Deputy Director. Britney Dennison has been with the GRC since 2014. She is a former fellow of the International Reporting Program and also works as a producer with the Global Reporting Program. She handles the day-to-day operations of the Centre and leads several ongoing projects. Her work with the GRC has won numerous awards, including several Edward R. Murrow awards, an Online Journalism award, a Canadian Association of Journalism award, and more. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Tyee, CTV, Al Jazeera and others.

Susan Talalay

Secretary, Alfred Friend Press Partners. Secretary at a non-profit dedicated to building newsrooms that work towards maintaining an informed public via collaboration with international journalists and other organizations with the shared goals. From 1994 to 2003, Susan ran the Knight International Press Fellowship Program (now the Knight International Journalism Fellowships) at the International Center for Journalists (ICJ).

Martin Smith

Producer, PBS Frontline. Longtime producer for PBS Frontline, covering revolution in Central America, the fall of communism in Russia, and the war in Iraq. Among the first journalists to investigate Col. Oliver North’s clandestine network and one of the first western reporters to investigate the emergence of Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network.

Joel Simon

Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists. Runs the leading organization dedicated to protection of reporters worldwide. Recipient of the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights and a News & Documentary Emmy for his work in defense of press freedom.

Emilio San Pedro

Coordinating Editor, BBC Monitoring. Editor on BBC News multimedia desk, and former Americas editor for BBC World Service. Longtime NPR radio host.

Kendyl Salcito

Executive Director, NomoGaia. Develops and pilots tools for corporate human rights due diligence. She also conducts human rights impact assessments for human health consulting firm NewFields and is a research fellow at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel.

David Rohde

American author andNational Security Investigations Editor for Reuters. Atlantic Contributing Editor, CNN Contributor. Won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1996 for his coverage of the Srebrenica massacre for the Christian Science Monitor. Former New York Times South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi. Shared a second Pulitzer Prize for the Times’ 2008 team coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Ahmed Rashid

Author and Journalist. Daily Telegraph’s Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia correspondent for more than twenty years. Writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal, the Nation and Daily Times (Pakistan), and is a best-selling author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (which has sold 1.5 million copies and been translated into 22 languages).

Sudarsan Raghavan

Cairo Bureau Chief and Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post. Winner of George Polk Award, three Overseas Press Club Awards and the Livingston Award for international reporting.

Martha Raddatz

Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, ABC News. Has also written for the New Republic and is a frequent guest on PBS’s Washington Week.

Scott Peterson

Istanbul Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor. Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and photographer for Getty Images. Reported and photographed conflict and human narratives across three continents.

Duncan McCue

Reporter, CBC News and is host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio. Has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. His news and current affairs pieces are featured on CBC’s flagship news show, The National. Duncan is also teaches, “Reporting in Indigenous Communities” at UBC’s School of Journalism.

Donatella Lorch

Former Director, Knight International Press Fellowship. Reporter for more than twenty years, covering wars and conflicts in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe for the New York Times, NBC News and Newsweek.

Nick Kristof

Columnist, New York Times. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning-columnist for The New York Times. Special focus on under-covered global issues.

Bonnie Sherr Klein

Filmmaker. Director, producer, author, motivational speaker, disability rights activist. Bonnie Sherr Klein is a veteran award-winning filmmaker, most renowned for her passionate National Film Board documentary Not A Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981).

Richard Harris

Former Senior Producer, ABC News & NPR. Winner of 13 Emmy Awards and a DuPont for his work as senior producer of ABC News NIGHTLINE from 1987 to 2005. Also served as senior broadcast producer of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and as Director of PM Programming at National Public Radio.

Rodrigo Silva de Paula

Founder of the International Center for Dialogue and Education (ICDE). Global social entrepreneur, strategic communications consultant and investigative reporter. He has written for some of Brazil’s largest newspapers and networks and received protection in North America after exposing corruption in the country.

Sheila Coronel

Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. Is the professor of investigative journalism at Columbia Journalism School, Director of the School’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Author and editor of more than a dozen books.

Andy Carvin

First Look Media. Is a senior editor at First Look Media and the former social media strategist at NPR. Carvin hsa been recognized for pioneering social media coverage of major global events like the 9/11 attacks, the Indonesian tsunami and the Arab Spring.

Tony Burman

Former head of Al Jazeera English and CBC News. Spent thirty years as News and Documentary Producer at CBC News, including eight as Editor-in-Chief. He served as Managing Director of Al Jazeera English and is the Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair in News Media and Technology at Ryerson’s School of Journalism.

David Beers

Founder of the Tyee. He has also served as a senior editor at The San Francisco Examiner, Mother Jones magazine and the Vancouver Sun. His writing and editing have garnered numerous prizes in Canada and the U.S.

Anne Applebaum

Columnist, Washington Post and Slate. Writes a monthly foreign affairs column for the Washington Post and Slate and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. She received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for her book Gulag: A History.

Christine Brandt

Managing Director. Twenty-two years of project management experience on dozens of television productions across a number of genres, including documentaries, current affairs, docudramas, reality series and independent features for both Canadian and US broadcasters. Several productions have been award-winning ones. Through the varied roles of producer, writer/director, production manager, and post-production supervisor on a broad span of programs, I have a comprehensive range of creative, financial and business affairs skills.

Jane Lister

Senior Research Fellow. Jane Lister is a research professor in business and politics at the University of British Columbia. She has over 15 years of applied experience working to improve business environmental practices, and currently explores questions of who wins and who loses along global retail supply chains. She is the author of several books and articles on corporate sustainability governance including Eco-business: A Big-brand Takeover of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and the State, and Timber.

Maya Lefkowich

Research Manager. Maya Lefkowich is a social science researcher and a PhD student at the University of British Columbia. Maya’s research expertise include: masculinities, community development and partnership, global health, and knowledge translation/exchange. Maya has published articles on masculinities, body image, mental health, and community-based health initiatives. Maya holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Schulich School of Business.

Shayna Plaut

Research Manager. Shayna Plaut is interested in how people represent themselves in their own media, with a particular interest in peoples who do not fit neatly within the traditional notions of the nation-state. As a Fulbright and Vanier scholar, she has lived and worked in Hungary and the Balkans. She served as the Simons Research Fellow from 2015–2016 at Simon Fraser University. She is currently teaching courses on migration as well as social inequalities at the University of British Columbia and is the co-investigator for a CMRC-funded research project critically examining the use of “fixers” in international journalism.

Ashley Nicholson

Digital Communications and Marketing Manager. Ashley Nicholson manages online content, runs the social media feeds and acts as our media liaison. Ashley is also an avid traveller and maintains a successful travel video blog.

Kathryn Gretsinger

Global Reporting Program Instructor. Kathryn Gretsinger co-teaches the Global Reporting Program. Her career in journalism began in the late 80s when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s public broadcaster. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and works across platforms, but her first love is audio. Her documentaries, programs and interviews have been recognized locally and nationally.

David Rummel

Executive Editor. David Rummel was the Senior Producer for News and Documentary at The New York Times, where he produced Public Affairs television documentaries with Times reporters for a variety of television outlets. Dave previously served as senior producer at ABC News and NBC News.

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Yuen Ying Chan

Yuen Ying Chan is the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Chan has also spent 23 years working as a journalist in New York, and is the recipient of the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, and won the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Peter Klein

Executive Director and Founder. Peter was a longtime producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline and 20/20. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers. His work has been honoured by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy x3), Society of Professional Journalists (SDX x2), Radio Television Digital News Association (Murrow x6), International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (Webby honor x2) and Online Journalism Organization (ONA).