Faber, managing editor and assistant news director for CTV Vancouver, will travel to Sierra Leone to lead human rights workshops and mentor local radio and TV reporters.

Ethan Faber, managing editor and assistant news director for CTV Vancouver, will travel to Sierra Leone on Feb. 8 to lead human rights workshops and mentor local radio and TV reporters. 

Faber will travel to the West African country as part of a partnership between CTV and Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) that sends three candidates to a country of their choice where JHR works. The program launched in November 2013. 

Sierra Leone is still recovering from a devastating 11-year civil war that ended in 2002 and left more than 50,000 dead. “The key now, as it is for any democracy, is the development of a free press to shine a light on problems and pursue accountability from those with the power to fix them,” Faber said in a press release. “The chance to share some of my skills with the young journalists who will lead this charge is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I fully expect they will have much to teach me as well.” 

Faber will maintain a blog here


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.