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Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours has covered stories in Israel, Palestine, Turkey and Canada, and reports primarily on migration, minority groups, politics and human rights.

US & Canada

Quebec: Uniting to fulfil mosque attack victim's dream

Muslim community in Quebec City increases security after January attack and finds ways to honour the victims.

Journalism Matters

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

Though co-opted by US President Donald Trump, the 'fake news' phenomenon is global and weakening trust in media.

US & Canada

Malala Yousafzai made an honorary Canadian citizen

The advocate for girls' right to education worldwide is only the sixth person to ever receive the symbolic title.

US & Canada

Theatres to screen Orwell's 1984 in anti-Trump protest

Nearly 200 cinemas will show the film version of the dystopian classic on Tuesday to encourage political conversation.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

Izzeldin Abuelaish's lawsuit is finally set to be heard, years after the Israeli army killed his daughters in Gaza.

Human Rights

Thousands mourn victims of Quebec mosque attack

Mass gathering in Montreal to mourn three of the six Muslim men killed at a mosque in Quebec City.

Human Rights

Canada under pressure to counter Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Rights groups urge Canada to lift cap on refugee sponsorship after US bars entry to refugees and immigrants.

Islamophobia

In Quebec, calls for unity amid rising Islamophobia

In the wake of a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque, we ask if Islamophobia and racism has been on the rise there.

Canada

Suspect detained in deadly Quebec mosque shooting

Canadian police detain one man as Muslim leaders call for greater protection of their community after shooting attack.

Canada

Canada's Indigenous call for national suicide strategy

Two girls committed suicide in Ontario after Ottawa turned down local request for funding to stop youth 'suicide pact'.

First Nations

First Nations reclaim the streets of Toronto

Activists have added Anishinaabe-language street signs to parts of the city to highlight their indigenous roots.

Canada

Viola Desmond first Canadian woman on banknote

Desmond fought racial segregation in the 1940s after refusing to give up a seat in a "whites only" section of a cinema.