Sunday, May 28, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Laith Marouf of the Community Media Advocacy Centre

Laith Marouf has been fighting for more diversity in Canadian media for more than a decade.

His background in community radio and television, led him to help found the Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC), which believes that any real change has to start with the CRTC and more transparency at the public broadcaster. To that end, the organization has filed a procedural request with the commission to compel the CBC to release detailed employment equity data as part of its upcoming licence renewal process.

Broadcast Dialogue editor Connie Thiessen spoke to Marouf, who lives in Montreal, from Beirut where members of the organization have been consulting and now find themselves waiting out the pandemic.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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