George Abraham

Founder & Publisher, New Canadian Media

George brings 26 years of writing and newsroom management experience to New Canadian Media. He began his journalism career with The Times of India in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), followed by stints at the Khaleej Times in Dubai and as managing editor of The Peninsula in Qatar. A journalist with high ethical standards, George won the prestigious Nieman scholarship at Harvard University (1994-95), and more recently, pursued a Master’s in Journalism at Carleton University (2004).

In Canada, he has been a commentator on immigration and foreign policy for several publications, including the Diplomat and International Canada, the Canadian Immigrant, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen and iPolitics.ca. Internationally, he has written for The Hindu, AlJazeera.net, Khaleej Times, Arab News, rediff.com and New America Media.

My Sessions

News and Media Literacy: Smart News Citizens

Room 112 Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Canadians are immersed in news and information, often in spaces no longer controlled by traditional media publishers. With an abundance of choice on multiple mediums, citizens are also concerned about unreliable information and fake news. What level of media literacy can we reasonably expect from citizens, given the problem of fake news dates back as […]

News & Media Literacy

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