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Kanina Holmes

Kanina Holmes is an accomplished journalist who has worked in print, radio and television.

She joined the faculty at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2003 and currently teaches television and print reporting.

Kanina is a proud alumnus of Carleton’s journalism program, earning highest honours in both a Bachelor of Journalism (1992) and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (1995).

During her graduate studies she spent one year in Tanzania, studying at the University of Dar es Salaam and conducting environmental field work with rural women’s groups.

To date, Kanina’s career has taken her to the United Kingdom, Sweden, East Africa and throughout Canada. In 1996, Kanina spent a year with London-based Gemini News Service through an International Development Research Centre internship. Under this program, she spent four months writing feature stories from Tanzania.

Kanina has been a producer and reporter with CBC-TV, CBC radio and was a national correspondent with Global Television in Winnipeg. While working at Global, she travelled to Burundi to produce a nationally broadcast series on war-affected children.

Kanina has also worked as a senior reporter with Reuters, the world’s largest wire service.

Most recently, she was the bureau producer for CBC Television in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2004, she was nominated for one of Canada’s prestigious Gemini Awards for her CBC-TV documentary “The Lone Trail: The Dogs and Drivers of the Yukon Quest.”

Her research interests include media coverage of Canada’s North, media ethics, international politics, gender analysis, African affairs, rural reporting and documentary filmmaking.

In Butare, Kanina will be teaching television during May and June.



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