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.

Latest from Jennifer Clibbon

'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.

Canadian journalist Florence Harper covered the Russian Revolution, but almost no one knows her story

Florence MacLeod Harper was one of the few Western women to cover the Russian Revolution of 1917, but almost no one knows this Canadian's story.

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.

'He cherished freedom': Wang Dan remembers fellow Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

Wang Dan, one of the leaders of the 1989 pro-democracy protest in China, talks to CBC News about Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and fellow Tiananmen Square protester who died in prison.

'That photo took him back': Vietnamese refugee recognizes himself in CBC story about boat people

When Andy Huynh's sister forwarded him a CBC story about Vietnamese boat people, he never expected to see his own face staring out from one of the photos used to illustrate the tale of how more than 70,000 refugees were brought to Canada after the end of the Vietnam War.

'Wading ashore through waist-high water': Ex-diplomats on gruelling work of rescuing Vietnamese boat people

It took six hours by bus, three by boat and a last stretch on foot wading through waist-high water to reach the Malaysian refugee camp where Canadian immigration officials interviewed some of the 70,000 Vietnamese refugees who were brought to Canada in 1979. Two former visa officers reflect on the physically and emotionally gruelling diplomatic adventure.

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.

Q&A with Gwenda Blair: Trump biographer on the billionaire's uncanny knack for landing on top

Few people have studied Trump as closely as Gwenda Blair. The Chicago-based investigative journalist wrote the definitive portrait of the billionaire and his family back in 2000. It was updated and re-issued this past December. CBC News interviewed her this week over the phone.
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How 7 tweets put 'Robin Hood'-style lawyer Pu Zhiqiang behind bars in China

When Chinese authorities put prominent lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on trial this week, there was a huge outcry from supporters and those who monitor human rights in the country. CBC News speaks with Perry Link, a distinguished professor of Chinese literature at University of California, Riverside, who has known Pu for many years.

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.

Russian library fire wreaks havoc on rare 14-million book collection

When fire ripped apart one of Moscow's great research libraries in January, volunteer book lovers stepped up, where the state didn't, to help save the historic remnants.