Adam Jacobson

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Adam Jacobson is a CBC News senior writer and a producer for News Network. Prior to joining the CBC, Adam was a digital journalist in Auckland, New Zealand. Contact him at

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'Aggressive' U.S.-Mexico migration policies increasing violence against asylum seekers — MSF

"Aggressive" migration policies imposed by the United States and Mexico are trapping Central American migrants and refugees in a "vicious cycle" of violence, sexual assault, kidnappings and ill treatment from border authorities, a new report from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says.

'Walls closing in': Surviving quarantine on a luxury cruise ship

As 14-day quarantines for the coronavirus continue both at CFB Trenton and on a luxury cruise ship, those in isolation contend with the psychological effects and try to fend off cabin fever.

Does Canada have a 'moral and legal obligation' to allow climate migrants?

A landmark ruling by the United Nations, which could pave the way for future climate migrants, may force the Canadian government to rethink its conditions around refugees and asylum seekers. 

Violence against health workers complicating measles outbreak in Ebola-ravaged Congo

Violence against health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complicating the response to a massive measles outbreak and accelerating the spread of the disease, which has claimed twice as many lives than an ongoing Ebola epidemic.

Why the loophole the West Texas shooter used to buy a gun is unlikely to be closed any time soon

A loophole used by a Texas gunman to obtain an assault-style rifle, after failing a background check in 2014, seems unlikely to be closed any time soon despite new measures introduced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott aimed at preventing more mass shootings in the state.

Hong Kong protesters use laser pointers to deter police, scramble facial recognition

Hand-held laser pointers, which emit powerful beams of green and blue light, are being used by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters to confuse police officers, scramble facial recognition cameras and deter people from taking photos amid political turmoil.