Join us for this event with Connie Walker and Habiba Nosheen, which explores trauma-informed reporting and the intersection of narrative journalism and true crime. In season one of Stolen, Connie Walker examined the unsolved disappearance of Jermain Charlo, a 23-year-old Indigenous mother from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, who went missing in Missoula, Montana, in 2018. In season two of Stolen, Connie Walker digs deep into her own past to uncover how her family’s story fits into one of Canada’s darkest chapters: the Indigenous residential school system. In Conviction season 3: The Disappearance of Nuseiba Hasan, host and investigative journalist Habiba Nosheen pursues the true story behind the disappearance of a Muslim Canadian woman who vanished without a trace from Hamilton, Ontario, in 2006 – and whose disappearance went unreported for nine years.
Connie Walker has been a journalist focused on the plight of women and Indigenous people for several years. She started her career at CBC in Canada, where she was an award-winning investigative reporter. Walker created “Missing & Murdered,” a CBC podcast that captivated listeners around the world and was downloaded more than 30 million times. “Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo” was featured in The New York Times, The Rolling Stone, The Columbia Journalism Review and won the inaugural Best Serialized Story award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2018. Walker is Cree from Okanese First Nation in Canada.
Habiba Nosheen is a three-time Emmy award-winning investigative reporter and filmmaker. Previously, she was the co-host of CBC News investigative documentary program, The Fifth Estate and an investigative correspondent for CBC News. Prior to the CBC, she was with CBS NEWS: 60 Minutes in New York, where her work earned two Emmy awards. She was also the director and reporter for the Emmy award-winning documentary, "Outlawed in Pakistan" which aired on PBS FRONTLINE. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was called "among the standouts" of Sundance by The Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism Masters program in New York, her reporting has garnered numerous awards including three Emmys awards, the George Foster Peabody, the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent, three Overseas Press Club awards, the New York Festival award, and the Third Coast Audio Festival award. She has also earned three nominations for the Livingston Award, which recognizes the work of top journalists under the age of 35. Habiba was born in Pakistan and moved to Canada at the age of nine as a refugee. She is fluent in four languages. She teaches courses at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.