March Edition of GroundWire

Here we are April already, and I am just getting around to posting this up. Oh well, it is still available, though! And the edition was produced by a station near and dear to my heart, in my old stomping grounds, CHSR in Fredericton. The March 2009 Edition of GroundWire is available for listening online!

GroundWire is a monthly dose of grassroots independent journalism from the campus community radio sector of Canada and a project of the National Campus and Community Radio Association.


  • Three Mohawk women assaulted by Canadian Border Services Agency near Cornwall attempt to press charges. Tariq Jeeroburkhan, CKUT, Montreal.
  • The Mohawk traditional council demonstrates in Ottawa, declaring First Nations rights for protecting Mother Earth are not being respected. Britt Wray, CKUT, Montreal.
  • Justice Served Cold: four defendants declare police and prison mistreatment, demanding dropped charges. David Parker, CKDU, Halifax.
  • Israeli Apartheid Week visits the Queen’s University campus in Kingston. Christopher Currie, CFRC, Kingston.

Station Report:

  • A special International Women’s Day program aired March 11th, organized by former CKLN volunteers, locked out last year. Carmelle Wilson, Toronto.


  • A former KGB officer has lost a major battle to stay in Canada. Jennifer Moreau, CJSF, Burnaby.
  • A Federal Court judge removed most of Adil Charkaoui’s current security certificate conditions. Tariq Jeeroburkhan, CKUT, Montreal.
  • Pro-choice advocates in New Brunswick are waiting on a decision for a lawsuit challenging the province’s illegal restrictions on publicly funded abortions. Carolyn Shapiro, CHSR, Fredericton.
  • In Toronto on March 7th, over one thousand women rallied and marched for good jobs for women and to speak out against the federal government’s response to the recession. Kristin Schwartz, Toronto.

The March edition of GroundWire was produced by CHSR in Fredericton. CHSR took part in a GroundWire production training at CKDU in Halifax. GroundWire will also be doing multiple trainings at the NCRC conference in Montreal, June 7 to 12, 2009.


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