Mike Fegelman, Executive Director
A graduate of Carleton University’s renowned journalism program, Mike specialized in broadcasting and international reporting. An twelve-year veteran of the Canadian journalism industry, Mike was a former editor-in-chief, reporter, and anchor of various news programs and publications. Mike brings a marketing savvy to HRC having been a project manager for the market research firm Canmark Technologies for over six years.
Mike is the Editor-in-Chief of HRC and is responsible for the day to day running of the organization, its financial management and project development. Mike’s focus is on delivering efficiency and professionalism as HRC moves into new technological and geographical spheres that include the expansion of our media monitoring services to French Canada with the launch of our Montreal office in April 2008.
Mike has testified before parliamentary committees, and most recently on October 28 2014, Mike gave testimony to the Standing Senate Committee for Transport and Communications to express HRC’s concerns about the CBC’s reporting of Israel and the Middle East and its lax enforcement of its own journalistic standards. Mike’s opinions and views are widely sought out for by Canada’s media and political elite. Mike’s efforts have been published in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, La Presse, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and many more. Mike is a columnist for Huffington Post Canada and the Times of Israel.
In 2013, Shalom Life listed Mike as one of their Top 20 Under 40 due to his dedication and significant contributions to Israel advocacy.
Mike is also the past President of the Village Shul and Aish Hatorah Learning Centre.
Noah Lewis, Research Analyst
A graduate of Tanenbaum CHAT and the University of Western Ontario, Noah went on to study international studies and diplomacy at SOAS, University of London in the United Kingdom. Noah is currently a law student at the University of Windsor in the dual Canadian and American JD program. Previously, Noah was an education coordinator at the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and a summer student at a boutique law firm.
As a research analyst at HRC, Noah helps to conduct research on various topics relating to Israel and Arab-Israeli conflict, with a focus on antisemitism and international law. Noah also composes rebuttals to erroneous pieces in Canadian media and has had his op-eds published in the Hill Times, the Times of Israel, the Penticton Herald and more. Noah is a columnist for the Times of Israel.
In 2018, the University of Western Ontario awarded Noah the Stephen Kaganov Award in Jewish Studies in recognition of his academic achievements in Jewish Studies.
Robert Walker, Marketing and Community Relations Associate
Robert Walker is a marketing and community relations associate for HonestReporting Canada.
Previously, he served as Executive Director for Hasbara Fellowships Canada, a leading pro-Israel student educational organization. He has also led communications strategy for Israel’s embassy in Ottawa, and has spoken to pro-Israel audiences throughout North America. He oversees community Israel education for HonestReporting Canada.