The Missing: Ciro Alquichire - New Canadian Media
Journalist Ciro Alquichire profile picture

Ciro Alquichire interviewed former presidents, covered the Colombian war for over a decade, and reported on drug cartels. He received an Inter-American Press Association award for his investigative report on the children of the war. He also received death threats. He did not take these seriously until journalists began to be the target of politically motivated assassinations.

In 2002, Ciro sought refuge in Canada, hoping to continue practising his brand of investigative journalism in safety. Instead, he came face to face with what he calls “another reality of journalism.”

Ciro has now been in Canada for over 18 years but has been denied employment in Canadian mainstream media. Canada has been more effective at silencing his voice than Colombia was.

“I have not been able to practise here the journalism that I did in Colombia.”

Your donation can ensure that immigrant voices like Ciro’s are no longer missing from Canada’s mainstream news.

Every dollar you donate helps New Canadian Media make Canadian news more Canadian, by making sure immigrant stories are told and immigrant journalists are heard.

WHEN JOURNALISTS ARE MISSING, SO IS THE NEWS.

A 2021 landmark study by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) shows most Canadian newsrooms are overwhelmingly white, in sharp contrast to Canada’s changing demographics.

When immigrant journalists are rarely seen in Canadian newsrooms, immigrant stories are rarely told in mainstream Canadian news.

New Canadian Media strives to correct this deficit by hiring immigrant/ethnic journalists and showcasing New Canadian perspectives to better serve the one-fifth of Canadians who are immigrants.

Bring back the news that’s missing.

Every dollar you donate helps New Canadian Media make Canadian news more Canadian, by making sure immigrant stories are told and immigrant journalists are heard.

OTHER MISSING JOURNALISTS

Journalist Isabel Inclan profile picture
Journalist Ciro profile picture
Journalist Ciro profile picture

Every dollar you donate helps New Canadian Media make Canadian news more Canadian, by making sure immigrant stories are told and immigrant journalists are heard.

Please share our stories!