The 200K Challenge
Please support uncompromising journalism with a *tax-deductible donation. All donations will be matched until we reach 200K.
|Starts November 20||*Donations in the US and Canada are tax-deductible|
Paul Jay - CEO and Senior Editor
As Senior Editor of TRNN Paul has overseen the production of over 4,500 news stories and is the Host of our news analysis programming. As Executive Producer of CBC Newsworld's independent flagship debate show counterSpin he produced over 2,000 shows during its 10 yrs on air. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 films under his belt and was founding Chair of Hot Docs!, the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (now the largest in North America). (Canada/USA)
Sharmini Peries - Journalist and Executive Producer Strategic Programming
Sharmini works on strategic partnership and program development at TRNN. She harnesses the power of research institutions, advocacy organizations, media and donor community to produce our innovative programming. Prior to joining TRNN she served as Executive Director of: the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, the Royal Commission on Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and the Human Rights Code Review Task Force in Ontario. She was international economic and trade advisor to the government of Venezuela. (Canada/Sri Lanka)
Lynn Fries - Economic Program Associate
With deep insight into current economic debates Lynn is always on the look out for innovative thinkers who can communicate transforming ideas. Researching and synthesizing economic content, Lynn is instrumental in building the economic programming and distributing our work so that it is widely available to economic think tanks and viewers alike. Lynn served as a senior research salesperson in the international capital markets division of a major investment bank in NY. We are delighted Lynn changed desks to share the vision of The Real News Network. (USA)
Ania Smolenskaia - Editor/Producer
As a post-production editor, Ania has been responsible for editing over 500 news videos at TRNN. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Film and Video Program, and has worked in production and post-production prior to joining The Real News team, where she found a way to successfully marry her two passions: art and politics. (Canada/Russia)
Danya Nadar - Producer/Researcher
Danya works directly with TRNN's Senior Editor, Paul Jay, on all aspects of daily news production. With an emphasis on chase producing and researching, she coordinates the work of our studio and video editors. She holds a Master's degree from The Norman Patterson School of International Affairs. (Canada/Egypt)
David Dougherty - Journalist/Producer
David began working with The Real News Network in 2011, covering contemporary social issues in the United States, Latin America, and other parts of the world. He first became involved in journalism working with Telesur TV in Washington, DC where he is currently based
Hezvo Mpunga - IT and Website Development Manager
Hezvo is passionate about software and technology as tools for social improvement. At TRNN, his work ensures the organization is nothing short of revolutionary in the creation and delivery of software applications for new media tools. (Zimbabwe/Canada)
Jihan Hafiz - Journalist/Producer
Jihan has reported extensively on US foreign policy in the Middle East as a correspondent based in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a television news anchor, while filming and editing her own news reports and documentaries. She has covered the tsunami in New Zealand and Samoa, elections in the United States and Venezuela, and most recently the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, where she co-directed the documentary film Benghazi Rising. She is currently based in Cairo.
Lia Tarachansky - Journalist
Lia is a Middle East correspondent for The Real News Network. She's been based with TRNN in Toronto, Washington D.C., and Israel/Palestine. Lia works on two series, 'Israel and International Law' and 'Who benefits from the Israeli occupation?'. She is currently filming her first documentary, Seven Deadly Myths (www.sevendeadlymyths.net) (Israel/Palestine/Canada)
Reed Lindsay - Journalist/Producer
Reed Lindsay is a journalist and filmmaker with more than a decade of experience reporting and producing documentaries throughout Latin America, including five years in Haiti. His journalistic work has been published in more than 20 newspapers and magazines, in addition to being broadcast on numerous radio stations and television news networks. Most recently, he has reported on the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, where he co-directed the documentary film Benghazi Rising. He is currently based in Cairo.
Sebastian Pituscan - Post-production Coordinator
Sebastian has over 12 years experience working in broadcast news and documentaries. As an expert in new digital technology, he facilitates post-production at TRNN and as a technical consultant. Before joining The Real News, Sebastian worked as an editor and as Chief of the Technical Department for national broadcasters in Europe and in Canada. (Romania/Canada)
Shaya Tajvidi - News Producer
Shaghayegh Tajvidi comes to The Real News Network with a background in political science and a focus on social movements in the Middle East. She has experience in broadcast radio, print journalism and a deep interest in documentary film as cinematic political expression.
Ziggy West Jeffery - Operations Manager
Ziggy's focus is on new technologies, Joomla, social media and donor management and relations. His work is instrumental in the integration of web technology with the dynamics of an ever-changing news cycle. He leads a web development team that continues to make TRNN's site faster, safer and more secure. Ziggy is also in charge of distribution of TRNN content and is responsible for recent major North American marketing and distribution deals. (Canada/USA)