‘Guantanamo’s Child’: TIFF documentary reveals an ‘at peace’ Omar Khadr

For years, Canadians watched from a distance as Omar Khadr, the youngest person ever to be held at Guantanamo Bay, grew up in one of the most notorious prisons in the world. But though the media closely followed Khadr’s story, he rarely had the chance to speak for himself. Now, a new documentary is trying to shed light on the man behind the headlines.

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Finally knowing the real Omar Khadr

The Star’s Michelle Shephard has reported on the ordeal of Guantanamo prison captive Omar Khadr for 13 years, but she’s discovering him along with other Canadians through her TIFF-bound documentary. READ FULL STORY... read more

Omar Khadr’s Untold Story

The Canadian government has denied a request from a Toronto newspaper to conduct an on-camera interview with a former child soldier and detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Omar Khadr. Mr. Khadr, a 27-year-old Canadian, was captured in Afghanistan in 2002, when he was just 15,... read more

Silence descends on Gitmo

With heightened security and lowered transparency, Convergence interviews veteran journalists on the changes brewing at Guantanamo detention camp. READ the full story on Convergence Magazine... read more

A Decade of Fear: Six Questions for Michelle Shephard

Michelle Shephard of the Toronto Star was on top of the “war on terror” story before that name had been coined, covering it even in its most dangerous corners — places like Mogadishu and Sanaa — and demonstrating a fearlessness and tenacity that few national-security... read more

Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone

Michelle Shephard’s narrative about the decade she has dedicated to reporting on terrorism begins with Hunter S. Thompson’s famous line, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” It’s a good choice, especially as it was the late Gonzo journalist who famously... read more