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Ethnic media brings ‘lived experience’ lens to coverage of ‘Freedom’ protests

By Fernando Arce, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Even as law enforcement prepared to move in to tackle the demonstrators in downtown Ottawa Friday morning, ethnic media platforms across Canada this past week focused on hardships to newcomers, a division within trucker ranks, splits within communities and the absence of people of colour in most of the footage from the “Freedom Convoy”.

Another issue that found resonance mainly among Filipino outlets is the continuing nursing shortage, caused partly by the refusal to recognize the credentials of those educated abroad.  

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Ethnic media provides added perspectives on “Freedom Convoy”

By Fernando Arce, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Over the last week, from Feb 3. to 10, various ethnic media outlets offered a wider range of perspectives on three hot-button issues that have dominated mainstream headlines.

From the so-called Freedom Convoy, to Erin O’Toole’s ousting as leader of the Conservative Party, to the Black History Month, ethnic media provided coverage that went beyond the usual suspects interviewed by the mainstream.

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