Lorraine Mallinder is a multimedia journalist with an international outlook, published by the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Irish Times, Global Post, Forbes, European Voice (now politico.eu) and many others. Over the past decade, she has been based in Brussels, Montreal and Edinburgh, covering every subject under the sun – or almost. She has delved into subjects as diverse as EU politics, Scottish independence, Canadian native rights and the plight of the Chagos refugees. Her chief interests are people and politics, how the former are served by the latter. Equally at ease in print and broadcast formats, she can deliver in English and French. Latterly, she has also branched out into video reporting. Portfolio: www.lorrainemallinder.com NCTJ trained. NUJ accredited.
BBC report on the harrowing legacy of Canada's residential schools. From the late 19th Century up to the 1970s, an estimated 150,000 native children in Canada were seized from their parents and sent far away to state-funded, church-run schools to learn how to think, speak and act like white people. The country is still coming to terms with the disastrous results. Article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7860552.stm