Jennifer Clibbon


Jennifer Clibbon is a producer with the CBC News radio syndication service. She lived in China from 1990 to 1994, working as an English teacher and freelancing for CBC Radio, The Canadian Press and The Associated Press. She returned to China in 2005 as a field producer for CBC TV-NYT documentary series China Rising.

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'We lived on cigarettes': Canadian describes hiding out in embassy during Tiananmen Square massacre

In the spring of 1989, Diana Lary was the resident sinologist at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing watching with hope and anticipation as Chinese students took to the streets demanding political reform and freedoms. But when the protests were violently crushed that June, she risked her personal safety to retrieve Canadians caught up in the chaos.

'Master of persuasion': Why Brian Mulroney's NAFTA playbook remains relevant 25 years later

Through the long lens of history, politicians are sometimes remembered more kindly than in their own time. Political scientist Fen Hampson believes that former prime minister Brian Mulroney falls into that category and should be lauded not only as the architect of NAFTA but for his "activist" international policy.

New Gorbachev biography profiles reformer who helped end Cold War but has no place in today's Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev set out to reform the Soviet Union more than three decades ago and ended up presiding over its collapse and ushering in the end of the Cold War. Today, he remains a pariah in a Russia that is in a period of renewed authoritarianism and tensions with the West.

Q&A with Marina Nemat: Author who survived Iran's Evin prison reflects on Homa Hoodfar's arrest

For Iranian-born, Toronto-based author Marina Nemat, Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar's arrest in Iran last weekend was a case of déjà vu. Thrown into the same notorious prison in 1982 when she was just 16, Nemat spent three years in Evin, enduring beatings and rape. She spoke with CBC News about Hoodfar's case and her own experience.

Syrian refugees with PTSD offered help through Canadian pilot program

For some Syrian Refugees, a crucial part of resettlement will likely include therapy to deal with the psychological scars of their experiences, and Toronto psychiatrist Morton Beiser is developing a pilot project to help those with PTSD.

Seclusion rooms in schools do more harm than good, experts say

School boards across the country use so-called "seclusion rooms" or "calming rooms" to curb disruptive behaviour in students, but experts say locking up a troubled child does more harm than good.

Hungary's Viktor Orban, the cunning leader who would keep refugees out of Europe

Hungary's prime minister — a former human rights activist who's now baiting migrants — has one goal, says a Princeton prof who has been in his sights.

Why Germany is taking in so many refugees - the benefits and risks

Germany stands to make some big gains by adopting refugees, but the decision also carries risk, says Oliver Schmidtke, director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.

Russia's 'era of excess' ending with fallen ruble: Peter Pomerantsev

The Russians were the new jet set, says Peter Pomerantsev, author of "Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of The New Russia." All that is now about to change.

Hong Kong protesters 'love their country,' says Tiananmen veteran

Wang Dan, one of the leaders of the protest movement that took on the Chinese Communist Party in 1989,