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Karl Nerenberg, our reporter on the Hill, wins documentary prize

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"Karl Nerenberg has emerged as one of the real bright thinkers on Ottawa politics. You won't read this analysis in the mainstream media." - MP Charlie Angus

The first reporter we asked you, the rabble readers, to support was Karl Nerenberg. We promised Karl would deliver news from Parliament Hill for the rest of us, giving you the stories and analysis that you won't find elsewhere. rabble.ca readers along with the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Ontario Nurses Union came through with funding support and Karl has been delivering great stuff ever since.

Karl's extensive reporting includes coverage of the issues and challenges facing the Roma people, including hostility from the Canadian government and media.

Readers may not know that outside of his work at rabble Karl is a filmmaker. We are pleased to report that Karl recently won the Canadian Ethnic Media Association Award for Best Television Documentary (2013) for Never Come Back, a film exploring the persecution of the Roma people in Eastern Europe and their struggles to be accepted as refugees in Canada.

The film has been broadcast on OMNI and CBC's "documentary" channel, and shown at a number of festivals and community screenings in Canada, the USA, France, Indonesia and the Canary Islands. It is now available in three languages, English, Hungarian and Czech, on You Tube.

You can watch the award ceremony (including Karl’s passionate acceptance speech) this Sunday June 30 on OMNI TV. The two-hour broadcast airs in Ontario on Sunday, June 30 on OMNI.1, 6 p.m. ET on OMNI.2, 9 p.m. MT on OMNI Alberta, and 9 p.m. PT on OMNI BC.

Congratulations Karl!  We are proud to have Karl Nerenberg writing for rabble and thrilled his film work is getting recognized!

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