Nazim Baksh

CBC investigative producer

Nazim Baksh is a producer with The Fifth Estate. He has won numerous awards over the years for his work on The National, The Fifth Estate and the CBC's documentary unit among more. Since 9/11, he has worked extensively on issues of national security and violent religious extremism.

Latest from Nazim Baksh

The Fifth Estate

International students enticed to Canada on dubious promises of jobs and immigration

International students are being billed four times what Canadians pay to attend college in Ontario, and tens of thousands of them are recruited to private career colleges in office buildings, often with no libraries or common spaces and limited student supports.

Infiltrator wanted to 'kneecap' a violent neo-Nazi group

An anti-fascist activist who infiltrated a neo-Nazi organization walked away with a trove of audio and video recordings that provide a rare insight into the minds of members of such groups and their radicalization, a researcher says.
The Fifth Estate

Unsealed documents show RCMP intends to charge captured ISIS fighter

Court documents unsealed last week reveal that the RCMP intends to charge a Canadian ISIS foreign fighter with a string of terrorism offences.

Being Black on campus: Why students, staff and faculty say universities are failing them

Students, staff and faculty at some of Canada’s largest universities say they have experienced anti-Black racism on campus, and that they were targeted if they spoke out about their treatment, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.
The Fifth Estate

Toronto police officer says she faced years of sexist, racist retribution for reporting colleague

A Toronto police officer who has filed a human rights complaint against her force alleges she was subjected to years of intimidation and reprisals by fellow constables and supervisors after she intervened to stop what she said was the unjustified use of force during the arrest of a Black suspect.

Between faith and fear: Imams call for suspension of Islamic burial rituals during pandemic

As Muslims in Canada begin to bury their dead from COVID-19, they find themselves isolated, often grieving alone and learning that many of the rituals associated with religious burials have been suspended in some provinces.

Some Toronto-area mosques remain open despite dire warnings about COVID-19

A group of Ontario imams and Islamic scholars are fighting an uphill battle to convince management at a handful of Toronto-area mosques to completely shutter their doors. 

No regret: Captured ISIS fighter wants to come home — but not if he will be judged by Canadian law

While captured ISIS members and their families at home in Canada have been pleading with Ottawa for help to repatriate them, the country’s handling of the contentious issue has come in for criticism by security experts.
CBC Investigates

Order of Canada recipient Peter Dalglish found guilty of child sex assault in Nepal

After spending more than a year at an overcrowded jail near Kathmandu, prominent Canadian aid worker Peter Dalglish has been found guilty of sexually assaulting children in Nepal.

A man 'cannot do that to a woman': Why polygamy in Canadian Muslim community could be another #MeToo moment

Some women in Canada's Muslim community who learned their husbands are married to second wives believe this is their own #MeToo moment, an opportunity to speak out and demand an end to the practice of polygamy in their community.