Amnesty International?s latest report entitled ?Evidence of misuse of US-weapons reinforces need for arms embargo? accuses Israel of ?war crimes? during the recent Gaza conflict and calls on the UN to impose a global arms embargo against the Jewish state. The news received some Canadian media coverage in the English press and in the French press. The AI report has been harshly criticized by Israel?s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others. Please read HonestReporting?s latest communique for resources to respond to unfair Canadian media coverage of Amnesty?s deeply flawed report.
Mike is the Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, its financial management and project development. A seventeen-year veteran of the Canadian journalism industry, Mike was a former editor-in-chief, reporter, and anchor of various news programs and publications. Mike's focus is on delivering efficiency and professionalism as HRC moves into new technological and geographical spheres. Mike is a human rights expert and a frequent on-air commentator. His work has been published in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Toronto Star, CBC News and more.