Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom | Directors
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Shawn McCarthy
Shawn McCarthy is a national business correspondent with The Globe and Mail, and former parliamentary bureau chief for the paper. He has served on the committee since 2009, and has been president since 2014.

Vice President
Manon Cornellier
Manon Cornellier is a member of the editorial board of Le Devoir. Since 1985, she has been a Parliamentary correspondent for various news organizations, including La Presse and La Presse canadienne. She has been president of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery three times.

Roy Christensen
Roy Christensen, treasurer of the CCWPF and one of the founders of the Committee, is a researcher and writer. He is a former Press Officer for the European Union Delegation to Canada.

Susan Korah
Susan Korah is an Ottawa-based freelance journalist. She has a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University and writes for various publications including The Epoch Times, Convivium Magazine and Taste and Travel International. Her topics range from Canadian politics, international human rights, freedom of religion and expression to travel destinations and culture.


Guy Badeaux
Guy Badeaux (Bado) has been the editorial cartoonist at the French language daily Le Droit in Ottawa since May 1981. Winner of the National Newspaper Award in 1991, he is treasurer of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and has served, since 2002, as president of the jury of the committee’s cartoon contest.

Heather Bakken
Heather Bakken is the Deputy Publisher at iPolitics. She teaches media law at Algonquin College and is the Founder and President of the Ottawa Debating Society. Prior to living in Ottawa, she worked at CBC News for 16 years.

Dean Beeby
Dean Beeby is a senior reporter in CBC’s parliamentary bureau. He previously worked in Canadian Press bureaus in Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa, and specializes in the use of freedom-of-information laws.

Francine Compton
Francine Compton is the Executive Producer for APTN National News operations in eastern Canada, and the network’s political show Nation to Nation. Before moving to Ottawa, she was the producer of APTN Investigates based out of Winnipeg.

Anna Desmaris
Anna Desmarais is a News Anchor and Producer with CTV/CFRA Ottawa and a freelance Parliamentary correspondent. Previously, she has worked for the Toronto Star, iPolitics and CBC Edmonton.

Howard Fremeth
Howard Fremeth is the Director of Media Relations and Content Strategy with the Ottawa office of NATIONAL Public Relations. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University where he teaches professional communications.  Previously, he served as Director of Communications at the Embassy of Israel in Canada.

Susan Harada
Susan Harada has been a CCWPF director since 2015. A former CBC journalist with The National and The Journal, she currently heads the journalism program at Carleton University as Associate Director of the School of Journalism and Communication.

Gord McIntosh
Gord McIntosh is an Ottawa public affairs and communications consultant, writer and media trainer.

Don Newman
Don Newman has a career of more than 40 years in journalism, and is a founding member of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom. He has been a Parliamentary Correspondent for the Globe and Mail, CTV and CBC Television. He was CBC Senior Parliamentary Editor, and a daily program host on politics. He was also Washington correspondent for both CBC and CTV. He is a life member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Galley.

David Rodier
David Rodier is a lawyer with 25 years’ experience providing policy and communications counsel to senior leaders from the federal government, national non-governmental organizations and business world. He is Vice-President of Corporate Communications at Hill + Knowlton Strategies.

Callie Sanderson
Callie Sanderson is VP Growth at iPolitics. She’s been an integral member of the business team with iPolitics since its infancy, helping scale up and grow the media company into the information hub it is today. Her responsibilities include expanding business and community partnerships, and enhancing the subscription and readership experience.

Janice Tibbetts
Janice Tibbetts teaches journalism at Carleton University. She joined the faculty after spending two decades in daily journalism, covering Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court of Canada for Postmedia News, the Alberta legislature for The Canadian Press, and the Nova Scotia legislature, courts, labour, business and city hall for two Halifax newspapers.

Hugh Winsor
Hugh Winsor is a former national affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. He has also been a correspondent/producer for The Journal at the CBC, was a founding director at the North-South Institute and spent three years in Dar es Salaam teaching journalism and advising the Government of Tanzania on communications. 

Michelle Zilio
Michelle Zilio is a Parliamentary affairs reporter with The Globe and Mail in Ottawa. Previously, she was the associate producer of CTV’s Question Period and a political writer for She has also worked for iPolitics and the Ottawa Citizen.

Pauline Dugré, Member Ex-Officio
Canadian Commission for UNESCO