Meet Our Collective - New Canadian Media

The New Canadian Media Collective is a group of high-calibre journalists who can generate local content from a variety of ethnocultural perspectives. Members of the Collective work in all fields of journalism including print, broadcast and digital media.

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Mayank Bhatt blogs at Generally About Books. He is the author of Belief, and a member of the NCM Collective.

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Isabel Inclan is a Toronto-based journalist and a member of the NCM Collective. She has worked in Mexico and Canada; in Canada as a foreign correspondent since 1999. Her specialities are politics, trade, economics, culture and community issues. Isabel has a Bachelor in Journalism and is a Master's candidate in the Communication and Culture program at York-Ryerson.

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Originally from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Ashley Deng-Yu Chen was a Rotary exchange student in Slovakia and holds a Bachelor's degree from National Cheng Kung University in Foreign Languages and Literature Department, with a year of study abroad completed at SOAS, University of London sponsored by the Academia Sinica of Taiwan. She now resides in Canada as a graduate student of anthropology at University of Ottawa. Proficient in Mandarin, English, Spanish and Slovak, she is interested in issues related to identity studies, the anthropological aspect of political life, and the advocacy of Taiwan in international context.

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Ashoke Dasgupta is a freelance journalist and former editor of Compassionate Friend, Beauty Without Cruelty-India's magazine. He won a UNDP - Goethe Institute Award for Environmental Journalism in Nepal 1995, and the Canadian Ethnic Media Association's Best News/Feature Awards for 2004 and 2006. He got a scholarship to study journalism at Sheridan College Toronto in 2007, graduating with high honours. He has done internships at the Winnipeg  Free Press and CBC Radio, and been published in the Winnipeg Free Press, the Calgary Herald and the Toronto Star.

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Brian is the the host of Flames TV Chinese, a Sports & Cultural connector and a member of the NCM Collective.

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Deanna Cheng is a freelance journalist who has been published in various publications such as Vancouver Courier and Asian Pacific Post. She often covers culture, intersectionality and Vancouver.

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Devanshu Narang is a writer, performer and author of Naurang: Nine Shades of Life.

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Don Curry was the founding executive director of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and now serves as board chair. He is currently in a program to become  a regulated Canadian immigration consultant.

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Joyeeta Ray is a Senior Content Writer with a digital marketing firm and a member of the NCM Collective based in Toronto.

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Mansoor Ladha is a Calgary based travel writer, editorial commentator and author of Memoirs of Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West and A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims. He is also a member of the NCM Collective.

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Shan is a photojournalist and event photographer based in Toronto and member of the NCM Collective.

Moushumi Chakrabarty is a journalist, and author of two non fiction books for young adults.

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Robin Arthur is a newspaper editor, columnist and author of several books including "Can the Poor Inherit the Earth",  an opinion on Third World development paradigms, acclaimed by UNICEF and UNDP. In Canada, he has worked to develop an appreciation for interfaith dialogue and from 2011 to 2016 has staged three very successful spiritual diversity conferences that paved the way for the formation of an Interfaith council in the city of Halifax.

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Surjit Singh Flora is a veteran journalist and freelance writer. He is a popular media commentator on current affairs and member of the NCM collective.

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Susan is an Ottawa-based journalist and a member of the NCM Collective.

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Ted Alcuitas is the founder of Canada's first Filipino newspaper, est. 1976. He is also former Senior Editor of Philippine Asian News Today and current publisher and editor of Philippine Canadian News.

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Isaac K. Oommen is an educator, freelance journalist and writer from Vancouver. He is currently based out of Dubai, where he grew up.

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Marcus is a poet, editor and freelance journalist based in Toronto. He currently works with New Canadian Media as an Editor.

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Kurt Muller has spent 20 years working as a print and television reporter in Manitoba and Ontario, and now works as a journalism educator. He graduated with an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. He was a reporter with CFTO News in Toronto from 1994 to 1997 and spent seven years as a writer for CTV News.

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Zoran Vidić is a communications and public relations specialist, reporter, writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in Canada and Serbia. Zoran holds a BA in journalism and political science from the Belgrade University in Serbia, and a MA in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa.Vidićhas been living in Belgrade, Serbia since January 2015.