After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

Shima Ghailan

Armed with a Communications and Sociology degree from SFU, Shima is engaged in the critical study of how constructed images of people can effectively marginalize them.

Shima is actively involved in the non-profit sector and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in the near future.

Media Democracy Days: a view into the future of journalism

A decade ago, Media Democracy Day sprung to the Vancouver cultural scene to respond to what many citizens felt was a growing problem: the rapid media concentration in Canada, and the diverse...