The news media is facing a new and far more dangerous challenge than at any time in modern history. From authoritarian regimes run by brutal dictators and despots in such countries as Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Venezuela, and the Philippines, to democratic nations like the United States of America, where the President has made his mark by branding any and all news media outlets that reveal his lies as “fake news”, the news is under attack across the globe. Victor Malarek examines the challenges facing news media today in his presentation News Media Under Fire.
Multi award winning Victor Malarek has been a journalist for almost five decades, working in both print and television. He has written for many newspapers, including the Montreal Star and the Globe and Mail, and is perhaps best known for his work in current affairs shows – CBC’s The Fifth Estate and CTV’s W5. Often described as a crusading reporter, he has broken countless front page stories and has more than 150 investigative documentaries to his name.
Mr. Malarek has reported from across Canada, the U.S. and the EU as well as Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, SE Asia, and Central and South America. Born in Lachine, Quebec in 1948, he has written six non-fiction books, including the internationally acclaimed The Natashas, and one fiction book, Orphanage 41. He is currently working on a second novel.
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