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#192 15 Years Covering Omar Khadr
Michelle Shephard has been covering Omar Khadr since the beginning. She talks to guest host Omar Mouallem about what the media keeps getting wrong about the story.
July 16, 2017

When the vitriol started to fly over Omar Khadr’s $10.5 million settlement and apology from the government, Michelle Shephard got frustrated with just how much people were getting the basic facts wrong.

As national security reporter for the Toronto Star, author of the book Guantanamo’s Child and co-director of the documentary of the same name, she’s been the top reporter on Khadr’s story for the past 15 years.

She speaks to guest host Omar Mouallem about how Khadr’s public image has evolved over the years and what the media and the public continues to get wrong about the story.

Read Michelle Shephard’s fact check in the Toronto Star here.

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