Wednesday, 21 August 2019

More in our interview series on the state of journalism in Nova Scotia. I talk with APTN’s Angel Moore about doing journalism for a mostly Indigenous audience. “It’s not my job to change preconceptions. It’s my job to tell stories about the community for the community. However, when I’m writing a story, the potential negative comments and the racist comments on social media are always on my mind. I’m very aware and I’m very careful of that.”

In a few days our government is planning to deport another Somali refugee who never got his citizenship because of government neglect. Abdilahi Elmi came to Canada as a refugee at age 10. At 13, Ontario Child Welfare apprehended Elmi from his mother. At that point child welfare was the only entity that could legally apply for Elmi’s citizenship—it never did.

While many Nova Scotians were preparing to watch the Perseid meteor showers, some 25 Haligonians gathered in a backyard to hear Michael Lynk, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory, discuss what’s going on in Gaza, and in Palestine/Israel.