Diana Swain

Multi-award-winning journalist Diana Swain is the senior investigative correspondent for CBC News and host of The Investigators on CBC News Network.

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Did former Canadian ISIS member lie to the New York Times or to CBC News?

Contradictory stories from a Canadian man about his time with ISIS in Syria raise questions about whether what he’s told two major media organizations about his role in killings overseas is true, and what should be done about it?

An economic reality check on SNC-Lavalin: Are 9,000 jobs really at stake?

As the political scandal around SNC-Lavalin's lobbying efforts to avoid criminal prosecution continues to grow, just how realistic is the claim that a conviction could cost Canada some 9,000 jobs?
CBC Investigates

What to do with suspected Canadian ISIS fighters and their families detained in Syria?

CBC News has determined that as many as 32 Canadians are being held by Kurdish-led forces fighting ISIS in Syria. Given the changing circumstances on the ground, there's pressure on the Canadian government to decide what do to with its suspected militants and their families in makeshift prisons.
CBC Investigates

Harassment, sexual assault among alleged misconduct by border agents investigated by CBSA

The Canada Border Services Agency investigated 1,200 allegations against its own staff over a two and a half year period starting in January 2016, including accusations of criminal association, excessive force and sexual assault, documents obtained by CBC News through an access to information request show.

Journalism's budding new beat: Cannabis reporter

With recreational cannabis about to become legal on Oct. 17, we take a look at what kind of media coverage of this new beat Canadians should expect.
CBC Investigates

Air Canada accused of mishandling female pilot's concern of sexism

Jane Clegg had been a military and commercial airline pilot in Canada for three decades. But she tears up talking about her last day on the job as a first officer at the controls of an Air Canada plane in 2013.

Should news organizations be the next to delete Facebook ?

As the Facebook privacy furor continues, publishers are grappling with whether they should post their content. But the allure of the social media's 2 billion users is strong.

How Cambridge Analytica, firm at the centre of Facebook furor, stumbled into the spotlight

In an interview The Investigators with Diana Swain, Channel 4 journalist explains the undercover operation into Cambridge Analytica's operations. The firm has been accused of improperly using information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts. It denies wrongdoing.

When no one else would believe the gymnasts about Larry Nassar, these reporters did

When former gymnast Rachael Denhollander approached the Indianapolis Star last year with allegations of sexual abuse against former sports doctor Larry Nassar, journalists saw merit in her story, and the assistant attorney general later praised their reporting as integral to the case.
CBC Investigates

Similarities in Nigerian asylum claims based on sexual orientation have Legal Aid Ontario asking questions

Nigerian asylum seekers in Canada are making so many similar claims based on sexual orientation that the agency in charge of funding their legal representation is worried some claims may be fabricated.