Hannah James

Hannah joined 16×9 as a producer in August 2010. Since then, she has produced features and investigative pieces covering a variety of controversial and diverse topics from euthanasia to the safety of energy drinks, for which she won two awards – one from the Canadian Medical Association and another from the Ontario Registered Nurses Association. Her stories have taken viewers to the rainforests of Sarawak to meet the Penan people to Voodoo temples in Haiti and Quebec. Hannah began her career in broadcast journalism at CTV’s W5 and later went on to freelance as an associate producer for National Geographic, E1 Television/History Television and independent filmmaker, Laura Sky. Hannah started her career in journalism in print media, and has published work in ELLE Canada, Fodor’s Travel Guides and Canadian Art. She also served as a Chapter President for Journalists for Human Rights. Hannah holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a BAS in Fine Art History from the University of Toronto.

March 2, 2016 12:30 pm
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Failing Canada’s First Nations children

Currently, there a coroner’s inquest unfolding, in Thunder Bay looking into the deaths of seven First Nations teens, from remote reserves, who had come to the city to attend high school.

January 23, 2015 1:41 pm
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Timeline: Assisted death in Canada

Helping someone take their own life is a crime in Canada, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. But any day now, that could change. The Supreme Court is deciding if the law against assisted suicide is unconstitutional and should be struck down.

August 28, 2014 11:00 am
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Justice delayed: Forensic evidence left in limbo

When a teen we’ll call “Jane” got raped in a Yellowknife park, she acted quickly – consenting to a rape kit and reporting the crime to the police. But her urgency, she’d soon find out, was not matched by the RCMP detachment, or forensic lab.

August 21, 2014 10:00 am
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Artist Provocateur: Jonathan Hobin’s Play Therapy

In an encore presentation, 16×9 sits down with controversial Canadian photographer, Jonathan Hobin. Last year, his series, “In the Playroom” caused a stir for its imagery of kids playing the roles of people from real-life events.

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