The #cdnfp Twitterati: Journalists and Writers

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January 11, 2013

Matthieu Aikins

Journalist | @mattaikins

Matthieu Aikins has reported from Afghanistan for the likes of Harper’s, The Atlantic and The Walrus since 2008, and as U.S. and NATO troops pull out, the Kabul-based Canadian journalist is staying put. His tweets cover all things AfPak, from tales of corruption to Korean food in Kabul.

https://twitter.com/mattaikins/status/263122602929840128

Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Middle East Correspondent, Reuters | @hadeelalsh

Hadeel Al-Shalchi is an Iraqi-Canadian journalist based in Libya with Reuters. Filled with @replies to other MENA tweeps, Al-Shalchi’s feed captures insights on the Middle East from those who know it best.

https://twitter.com/hadeelalsh/status/234382926131912706

Nahlah Ayed

Foreign Correspondent, CBC | @NahlahAyed

Nahlah Ayed has been Canada’s window to the Middle East since 9/11. The now London-based CBC foreign correspondent won’t flood your feed, but will keep you informed of key developments in Egypt, Syria, and beyond.

https://twitter.com/NahlahAyed/status/271974552299507713

Lyse Doucet

Chief International Correspondent, BBC | @bbclysedoucet

BBC veteran Lyse Doucet splits her time between London and the field, but still calls Canada her country. Doucet maintains a lively stream, striking the right balance between retweets, @replies, and her own real-time reporting.

https://twitter.com/bbclysedoucet/status/270144656099139585

Madelaine Drohan

Canada Correspondent, The Economist | @mdrohan

Madelaine Drohan has written for The Economist since 2006 and is the author of our 2012 report, The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Resource Economies: Lessons for Canada. On and off Twitter, Drohan covers Canada from a global perspective.

https://twitter.com/mdrohan/status/257518087216181248

Dalia Ezzat

Middle East Analyst | @DaliaEzzat_

Dalia Ezzat is a Toronto-based Egyptian commentator on Middle East affairs. Ezzat took to tweeting shortly after the #Jan25 protests and hasn’t stopped since.

https://twitter.com/DaliaEzzat_/status/277474512965074944

Tarek Fatah

Writer and Broadcaster | @TarekFatah

Tarek Fatah is often as provocative on Twitter as he is on air and in print. Fatah’s #nobel4malala campaign has been less controversial. The online petition has more than 250,000 supporters, including Canada’s five federal party leaders.

https://twitter.com/TarekFatah/status/277564242595557376

Chrystia Freeland

Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital | @cafreeland

Canadian business journalist Chrystia Freeland joined Reuters after stints at the Financial Times and The Globe. Freeland curates, mostly via retweets, a feed of must-reads on everything from the future of journalism to the fiscal cliff.

https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/266438445273059328

Colin Freeze

National Security Reporter, The Globe and Mail | @Colinfreeze

Twice embedded in Afghanistan and Toronto-based, Colin Freeze writes on national security for TheGlobe. Security, law, and technology are the common threads of Freeze’s feed.

https://twitter.com/Colinfreeze/status/276373985732747264

David Frum

Contributing Editor, The Daily Beast/Newsweek | @davidfrum

David Frum, the Canadian-born conservative pundit and thorn in the side of the post-Tea Party GOP, is a frequent tweeter. Frum focuses on stateside politics with the occasional nod to events unfolding north of the border.

https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/280384399625838592

Lisa Goldman

Blogger, Tech President, and +972 Magazine | @lisang

When news breaks in the Middle East, Lisa Goldman is likely live-tweeting it. The Israeli-Canadian writer’s tweets often point to the absurd in the Arab-Israeli conflict and sometimes to plot holes in the latest episode of Homeland.

https://twitter.com/lisang/status/268882963524116482

Naomi Klein

Author | @NaomiAKlein

Naomi Klein’s feed reflects her turn to climate change in recent years. The Canadian author retweets a lot, but injects plenty of her own commentary on everything from pipeline politics to post-Sandy disaster capitalism.

https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/273854491894378496

Kris Kotarski

Columnist, Calgary Herald | @kotarski

Kris Kotarski writes for the Herald and tweets for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Democracy, human rights and surveillance are recurring themes in Kotarski’s tweets.

https://twitter.com/kotarski/status/280575096056328193

Sophie Langlois

Africa Correspondent, Radio-Canada | SRClanglois

Sophie Langlois has covered Africa for Radio-Canada since 2007. On Twitter, Langlois curates timely reporting from across the continent.

https://twitter.com/SRClanglois/status/270922899601358849

Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay

Journalist | @JeanFrederic_LT

Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay writes for Le Devoir and L’actualité, and is a researcher at Université du Québec à Montréal. The journalist-academic’s tweets reveal his international affairs expertise, which ranges from U.S. politics to Mongolian foreign policy.

https://twitter.com/JeanFrederic_LT/status/274206302987755520

David Ljunggren

Political Correspondent, Reuters Canada | @reutersLjungg

After posts in London and Moscow, Ljunggren has reported for Reuters from Ottawa since 1999. Ljunggren’s feed is the place for #cdnpoli scoops with a foreign policy focus.

https://twitter.com/reutersLjungg/status/282955781127671808

Mark MacKinnon

East Asia Correspondent, The Globe and Mail | @markmackinnon

Mark MacKinnon is TheGlobe’s eyes and ears in East Asia. Beijing-based and at home on Twitter, MacKinnon tweeted the first photo of China’s new leaders at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party.

https://twitter.com/markmackinnon/status/268631469621121024

Catherine Mercier

China Correspondent, CBC/Radio-Canada | @cathmerc

Catherine Mercier covered the UN in New York before taking her current post in Beijing. On Twitter, the bilingual journalist collects China stories of all stripes and keeps a close eye on Tibet.

https://twitter.com/cathmerc/status/267053131932762114

Naheed Mustafa

Journalist | @NaheedMustafa

Naheed Mustafa is a Pakistani-Canadian print and radio journalist based in Toronto. Mustafa tweets on Afghanistan and Pakistan with plenty of personal anecdotes in between.

https://twitter.com/NaheedMustafa/status/257511661458575362

Stephanie Nolen

South Asia Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail | @snolen

Stephanie Nolen has reported from more than 40 countries and opened two of The Globe’s foreign bureaus in the last decade. The Delhi-based correspondent keeps things conversational on Twitter, mixing sobering insights with playful observations.

https://twitter.com/snolen/status/259605349923962880

Doug Saunders

International Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail | @DougSaunders

Doug Saunders is TheGlobe’s international affairs columnist based in Toronto. The conversationalist’s tweets are sharp, lively, and often speak to larger questions looming behind the headlines.

https://twitter.com/DougSaunders/status/275751271540064256

Michelle Shephard

National Security Reporter, Toronto Star | @shephardm

Michelle Shephard has visited Guantanamo Bay’s Starbucks enough times for a free latte. The Star’s national security reporter since 9/11, Shephard broke the story of Omar Khadr’s return to Canada on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/shephardm/status/251981574264991744

Mercedes Stephenson

Parliamentary Reporter, CTV News | @CTVMercedes

Mercedes Stephenson is a security specialist turned journalist based in Ottawa with CTV News. Stephenson’s feed regularly features play-by-play coverage of breaking news on Parliament Hill and beyond.

https://twitter.com/CTVMercedes/status/277146449320505344

Geoffrey York

Africa Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail | @geoffreyyork

Based in Johannesburg, Geoffrey York is Canada’s only newspaper correspondent stationed on the continent. From rebel movements in eastern Congo to strikes in South Africa, York’s feed covers a lot of ground south of the Sahara.

https://twitter.com/geoffreyyork/status/274924526813446144

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