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Who is Karl?

Karl Nerenberg joined rabble in 2011. Karl has been a journalist and filmmaker for over 25 years, including eight years as the producer of the CBC Radio show "The House."

In his work, he has dealt with a great variety of subjects: from civil war in Central America, to the crisis in South Africa's Apartheid system.

During his time at CBC, and its French language counterpart, Radio-Canada, Karl directed and wrote numerous documentaries and long-form television reports for such programs as "Le Point" and "Actuel" and "The Journal."

Karl also founded and, for five years, edited the magazine "Federations: What's new in federalism worldwide." Karl has been awarded a Gemini award, a Best International Reportage Series award (from "la Communauté des televisions francophones"), and a CBC Radio Award for Best New Series (for "C'est la vie"), among others.

In 2010-2011, he wrote, produced and co-directed (with Malcolm Hamilton) "Never Come Back," a documentary on the Roma communities in Canada and in Europe.

Testimonials of Karl Nerenberg's Work

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

Christopher Neal, World Bank Communications Officer: "Among the diverse offerings of rabble.ca, Karl Nerenberg's Hill Dispatches are an especially valuable resource. We need his informed and robust probing in the halls of Parliament, driven by a principled skepticism that cuts through rhetoric and demands evidence. Indeed the health of our democracy and quality of our governance depend upon this kind of work."

Sheila Petzold, documentary filmmaker: "Karl not only has an amazing memory for context and history, he wades through complex -- and yes, even tedious -- parliamentary material, connects the dots, and then tells us in plain, clear language, why it's important to know and understand."

Antonia Zerbisias, journalist and writer: "We need fearless pundits like Karl who don't soft-peddle. In this not-so-brave new corporate media world, we need activist political reporting and alternative voices on the Hill."

What is rabble.ca?

Launched in 2001, rabble.ca was built on the efforts of progressive journalists, writers, artists and activists across Canada to create an independent media site that provided a much-needed space for news and views of progressive issues, organizations and individuals. rabble.ca is a registered not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of individual and organizational donors and our sustaining partners. 

rabble.ca is expanding and strengthening our Parliamentary Bureau. The first step is to keep our award-winning Hill Correspondent Karl Nerenberg reporting.

We can expect an easy ride for the Liberals from corporate media. Who will stay on top of what's really going on in Ottawa? rabble will! The newly elected Liberal government has an ambitious agenda, with many commitments -- from ushering in electoral reform to legalizing marijuana, ending omnibus bills, establishing nation-to-nation relations with Indigenous Peoples, ensuring clean water on reserves, and much, much more. We need a strong, corporate-free, extra-parliamentary watchdog to stay on top of the all of the developments and hold this new government to account. We have the experience and the track record to take on this task. Will you support us?

Since 2001, rabble has steadily grown to become Canada's most visited alternative, non-profit media outlet. In 2011, frustrated with the news coverage of Parliament and the Prime Minister's Office in Canada, we crowd-funded our own independent journalist to cover news on the Hill for the rest of us. Readers and like-minded progressive organizations came together and sent award-winning reporter Karl Nerenberg to the Hill. Since then, Karl has filed hundreds of stories and covered the issues that big media ignored. Karl is a veteran journalist, documentary filmmaker, and watchdog over the powerful. He digs deep into the affairs of parliament to bring you the overlooked stories that don't make the big media cut. He brings you real news. Karl's Hill Dispatches have a reputation of excellence and the experts agree that his work is worth your support.

With all the challenges a newly elected majority Liberal government brings, rabble will work harder than ever before. We refuse to allow corporate media to give this government a free pass or ignore the people working towards positive social change. Let's build on Karl's work and create a space for a new force of young and talented independent journalists to hold this government's feet to the fire.
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Who is Karl?

Karl Nerenberg joined rabble in 2011. Karl has been a journalist and filmmaker for over 25 years, including eight years as the producer of the CBC Radio show "The House."

In his work, he has dealt with a great variety of subjects: from civil war in Central America, to the crisis in South Africa's Apartheid system.

During his time at CBC, and its French language counterpart, Radio-Canada, Karl directed and wrote numerous documentaries and long-form television reports for such programs as "Le Point" and "Actuel" and "The Journal."

Karl also founded and, for five years, edited the magazine "Federations: What's new in federalism worldwide." Karl has been awarded a Gemini award, a Best International Reportage Series award (from "la Communauté des televisions francophones"), and a CBC Radio Award for Best New Series (for "C'est la vie"), among others.

In 2010-2011, he wrote, produced and co-directed (with Malcolm Hamilton) "Never Come Back," a documentary on the Roma communities in Canada and in Europe.

Testimonials of Karl Nerenberg's Work

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

Christopher Neal, World Bank Communications Officer: "Among the diverse offerings of rabble.ca, Karl Nerenberg's Hill Dispatches are an especially valuable resource. We need his informed and robust probing in the halls of Parliament, driven by a principled skepticism that cuts through rhetoric and demands evidence. Indeed the health of our democracy and quality of our governance depend upon this kind of work."

Sheila Petzold, documentary filmmaker: "Karl not only has an amazing memory for context and history, he wades through complex -- and yes, even tedious -- parliamentary material, connects the dots, and then tells us in plain, clear language, why it's important to know and understand."

Antonia Zerbisias, journalist and writer: "We need fearless pundits like Karl who don't soft-peddle. In this not-so-brave new corporate media world, we need activist political reporting and alternative voices on the Hill."

What is rabble.ca?

Launched in 2001, rabble.ca was built on the efforts of progressive journalists, writers, artists and activists across Canada to create an independent media site that provided a much-needed space for news and views of progressive issues, organizations and individuals. rabble.ca is a registered not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of individual and organizational donors and our sustaining partners. 

rabble.ca is expanding and strengthening our Parliamentary Bureau. The first step is to keep our award-winning Hill Correspondent Karl Nerenberg reporting.

We can expect an easy ride for the Liberals from corporate media. Who will stay on top of what's really going on in Ottawa? rabble will! The newly elected Liberal government has an ambitious agenda, with many commitments -- from ushering in electoral reform to legalizing marijuana, ending omnibus bills, establishing nation-to-nation relations with Indigenous Peoples, ensuring clean water on reserves, and much, much more. We need a strong, corporate-free, extra-parliamentary watchdog to stay on top of the all of the developments and hold this new government to account. We have the experience and the track record to take on this task. Will you support us?

Since 2001, rabble has steadily grown to become Canada's most visited alternative, non-profit media outlet. In 2011, frustrated with the news coverage of Parliament and the Prime Minister's Office in Canada, we crowd-funded our own independent journalist to cover news on the Hill for the rest of us. Readers and like-minded progressive organizations came together and sent award-winning reporter Karl Nerenberg to the Hill. Since then, Karl has filed hundreds of stories and covered the issues that big media ignored. Karl is a veteran journalist, documentary filmmaker, and watchdog over the powerful. He digs deep into the affairs of parliament to bring you the overlooked stories that don't make the big media cut. He brings you real news. Karl's Hill Dispatches have a reputation of excellence and the experts agree that his work is worth your support.

With all the challenges a newly elected majority Liberal government brings, rabble will work harder than ever before. We refuse to allow corporate media to give this government a free pass or ignore the people working towards positive social change. Let's build on Karl's work and create a space for a new force of young and talented independent journalists to hold this government's feet to the fire.

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