Fabian Dawson - Journalist
An acclaimed investigative journalist, Fabian Dawson is the Deputy Editor of The Province newspaper in Vancouver, which is part of the Canwest Global media group.
In addition to being the former editorial consultant to The Asian Pacific Post, Dawson also advises several publications in Hong Kong , Malaysia , Singapore , India and England . He is frequently asked to be a media commentator on organized crime/terrorism and has been called on to speak to Members of Parliament in Canada 's House of Commons on matters pertaining to crime and national security.
His investigative exposes and news stories have led to the production of four documentary films. He also helped develop a Canadian made-for-TV movie that was inspired by his reporting.
In 2004, the National Newspaper Awards (NNA) committee named Dawson as Canada 's Unsung Hero of Journalism.
In July 2006, the investigative team led by Dawson won the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for 2005's outstanding story about South Asia, or South Asians in North America. The team's Abandoned Brides series beat out finalists from the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and Business Week magazine.
"The judges were impressed by the scope and impact of the series across many thousands of miles," said Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA awards chair and a professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. "At a time when newsrooms are cutting back, it was nice to see two newspapers co-operate to do investigative work in the best tradition of Danny Pearl: Hard-hitting, yet filled with humanity."