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About Karl Nerenberg

Who is Karl?

Karl Nerenberg joined rabble in 2011. Karl has been a journalist and filmmaker for over 30 years, including eight as the producer of CBC Radio’s "The House." In his work, he has dealt with everything from civil war in Central America to the crisis in South Africa's apartheid system to the struggle for Indigenous self-government in Canada.

Karl has won a Gemini award, a Best International Reportage Series award from "la Communauté des televisions francophones," and a CBC Radio Award for Best New Series, among others. In 2010-2011, he wrote, produced and co-directed "Never Come Back", a documentary on the Roma communities in Canada and in Europe.

Karl has been covering Parliament for rabble since 2011. Few Ottawa journalists have provided the kinds of insights Karl has on such diverse subjects as the tangled world of refugee politics, the dashed hopes for electoral reform, Canada’s confused and hypocritical policies toward the Middle East, the failures of government Indigenous policies, or Canada’s woeful record on greenhouse gas reduction.

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."

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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