Media coverage September-December 2018
September 4, 2018
MIGS Youth Fellow Rutvi Ajmera conducted an interview with author Shirish Thorat, an expert of terrorism in the Middle East and terrorist networks around the globe, on ISIS, extremism, and radicalization. The interview was re-published by the Maldives Times.
September 6, 2018
Canadian Global Affairs Institute published a policy paper written by MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews titled “Justice for the Victims: How Canada Should Manage Returning “Foreign Fighters”.”
September 16, 2018
Kyle Matthews and Project Manager Nicolai Pogadl published “Big Tech is overselling AI as the solution to online extremism” in The Conversation, which was re-published in the National Post, Phys.org and Global News.
Distinguished Senior Fellow Roméo Dallaire was interviewed by Global News and inpartnership with Journalists for Human Rights, in a Q&A session titled, “Why good journalism is crucial in fragile states.”
September 17, 2018
With the support Global Affairs Canada, MIGS published a project report titled “Mapping the Artificial Intelligence, Networked Hate and Human Rights Landscape.”
September 17, 2018
MIGS joined Fellow Fannie Lafontaine in signing an open letter titled, “Open Letter to Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau on Rohingya Genocide.” The letter urges his government to declare the violent campaign in Myanmar against the Rohingya people as a genocide.
September 18, 2018
Kyle Matthews participated in a press conference at Parliament Hill, asking for a more robust response from the government in protecting the Rohingya.
September 20, 2018
MIGS joined over one hundred other Canadian and global organisations in signing Oxfam’s “Civil Society Statement on the Occasion of the Women Foreign Ministers Meeting.”
September 24, 2018
Marie Lamensch was interviewed on Medium Large Radio Canada with Agnès Gruda to discuss the Rohingya crisis and the leadership role Canada could take.
September 25, 2018
Kyle Mathews was interviewed by CTV News to discuss Canada’s goal of obtaining a seat on the UN Security Council.
September 27, 2018
Kyle Mathews and a group of legal scholars and human rights activists wrote an open letter titled, “A Call to Protect the Baha’i Minority in Yemen.”