Claude Adams has worked in all media—television, print, radio and online—in Canada and overseas for nearly 40 years. Recently, he was a Visiting Professor in Broadcast Journalism at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism.
Adams will be participating in the Rwanda Initiative’s new media training program and will work at TV Rwanda, the national television network.
Over four decades, he has worked in Washington, as bureau chief for The Montreal Star and Free Press Publications (1976-1980); in London, as Chief European Correspondent for CBC’s The National; and in Hong Kong, as a freelance writer and documentary filmmaker. He also co-authored a best-selling book, The Canadian Caper, about the rescue of six American diplomats by Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor during the Iran hostage crisis. His reporting from Ethiopia for The Christian Science Monitor’s television news program, World Monitor, was commended by the Overseas Press Club.
In the past decade, Adams filmed, wrote and produced magazine-length and documentary television pieces from around the globe. As a special correspondent for Global TV from 1996-98, Adams reported from Bosnia, Haiti, Iraq, Sudan, South Africa, Colombia and Cuba. In 1998, he produced a full-length documentary for the CBC on the post-genocide crisis of justice in Rwanda, called Out of the Darkness.
Adams has also contributed stories on a variety of international issues to The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Vancouver Province and Saturday Night Magazine. He also wrote a weekly column for the South China Morning Post in 2004-2005. Samples of his work can be found on his website http://web.mac.com/claude.adams
Adams lives in Vancouver.