As the Editor-in-chief of CBC News, there are a couple of things I never take for granted: what we do matters, and the fact we are free to do it is critically important to how a healthy democracy functions. And that's what makes this week's events in Egypt so discouraging.
In times of war, why are some voices silenced, while others emerge as the sound of inspiration? In this segment of Between Stories, Anna Maria Tremonti discusses the incredible resilience of Malala Yousafzai while Susan Ormiston talks about encountering a survivor of a horrific attack on a group of hostages in Libya - a man struggling to deal with devastation and loss.
More than 320 people from 15 countries packed into a conference on investigative journalism in Winnipeg and heard a consistent message: holding powerful interests to account is essential to democracy. The opening tone was set by Peter Mansbridge who said that even in tough economic times, news organizations must continue to invest in serious reporting and investigative journalism.
Last December, CBC News made an upgrade to the way we cover First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues when we launched CBC.ca/Aboriginal. Now, we've partnered with the Canadian Journalism Foundation for the inaugural CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship. The first winner has been announced, and her name is Chantelle Bellrichard.
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