Media coverage July-Dec 2020
Below is a selection of articles and other media appearances by MIGS' staff and Fellows
Project coordinator Marie Lamensch commented on Bob Rae’s appointment as Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations on Radio-Canada.
Marie Lamensch wrote three articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia: Canada and Responsibility to Protect; Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy; and The Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations.
Marie Lamensch was quoted in a Libération article titled « Ouïghours : l’entrave aux naissances, un critère de génocide. »
Marie Lamensch was quoted in a La Presse article titled “Soudan: la CPI pourra-t-elle juger l’ex-dictateur Omar el-Béchir?“
MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “A Human Rights Body Calls Upon States To Take Legal Actions Against China For Its Atrocities Against Uighur Muslims.”
MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler was quoted in article published on Vox titled “Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained.”
MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The Chinese Communist Party’s Fall From Grace Over Mass Atrocities In Xinjiang.”
MIGS Youth Fellow Emmanuelle Fahey published an article in The Hill Times titled “COVID-19: once again, Indigenous communities are failed by North American governments.”
MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler co-wrote an article for Just Security titled Anniversary of Genocidal Attacks on Rohingya Reminds Us They Are Still at Risk.
MIGS Fellow Mark Kersten published a new post on his blog titled “Inching Closer: Could Omar al-Bashir finally be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court?”
In a new article in Forbes titled “The Situation Of Uighur Muslims Will Be Assessed By An Independent Inquiry”, MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab writes about what a Uighur Tribunal can do is shed light on atrocities.
MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published a new piece in Forbes titled “NGOs And Faith Leaders Speak Up About The Situation Of The Uighurs.”
Kyle Matthews was interviewed by Todd van der Heyden on the radio show Viewpoints to discuss Russia’s foreign policy, human rights and digital disinformation campaigns. His interview begins at the 54 minute mark.
Executive Director Kyle Matthews spoke to CTV News about the rise of online hate.
Kyle Matthews is quoted in a Voice of America article titled “Activists, Experts Call on UN to Recognize China's Uighur 'Genocide'”
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski spoke to RealPolitik Podcast about the need for the Canadian intelligence community to continue to focus on Islamic extremist terrorism.
MIGS Distinguished Fellow Lt-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and his colleague Shelly Whitman wrote an article in The Star titled “A radical change in how we view humanity.” He is also quoted by Radio-Canada Internationale in an article titled “Prioriser les enfants pour qu’advienne la paix dans le monde.”
MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler was quoted in a Vox article titled “Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained”.
Naomi Kikoler was quoted in Virus Information News titled “China’s Repression of Uyghur Muslims: Concentration Camps, Forced Labor, and other Abuses”.
Ewelina Ochab wrote an article for Forbes Magazine titled “Will Facebook Sit On The Evidence Of The Genocide Against The Rohingyas?”.
MIGS Digital Fellow Alexander Corbeil is quoted in an article in Providence Magazine titled “Nigeria’s History May Support Federalism in Lebanon”.
Marie Lamensch is quoted in the Journal de Montréal in an article titled “Les complotistes iront ailleurs”.
Kyle Matthews was interviewed by CBC News on the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Kyle is also quoted in the Vancouver Courier and La Presse about the conflict.
MIGS Fellow Fannie Lafontaine was interviewed by Radio-Canada’s Midi Info regarding her Independent Observer Report of the SPVM’s investigations on criminal allegations by Aboriginal people against police officers. She is also quoted in Le Devoir, Journal Metro, L’Actualite, Radio Canada, Global News, CBC News, CTV NEWS, and La Presse about the recent publication of her report looking into complaints of law enforcement abuses involving Indigenous people.
MIGS Digital Fellow Mark Kersten published a piece titled “The ICC Inches Closer to Bashir Prosecution as Sudan and Israel Normalize Relations” on his blog Justice Conflict.
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews is quoted in a VOA article titled “Activists Hail Canadian Parliamentary Committee Report on Uighur ‘Genocide’.”
Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The Disappearing Mosques in Xinjiang”.
MIGS is mentioned in an article titled “Le coeur brisé des Arméniens” written by Rima Elkouri in La Presse.
MIGS Project coordinator Marie Lamensch spoke to L’Apostrophe about the different causes of genocide.
MIGS Fellow Michael Petrou wrote an article for the CIC’s OpenCanada.org titled “Why journalism isn’t saving democracy.”
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews spoke to journalist Todd Vanderheyden about President Elect Biden’s expected foreign policy and approach to human rights.
Phil Gurksi hosted New York Times journalist Eric Schmitt on his podcast to talk about covering terrorism.
Phil Gurski published an article on his blog titled “When will the Trudeau government wake up and smell the tea with regard to China?”
Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “British Parliamentarians Affirm: ‘We Will Not Trade With States Perpetrating Genocide’”