Name: Fabian Dawson
Presented By: Lawrence Koh of Handy Appliances
Fabian Dawson is an award-winning journalist and internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and author. Born in Malaysia, Dawson has worked all over the world including Asia, Europe, North and Central America, and Canada. Currently he is the deputy editor-in-chief of The Province newspaper in Vancouver as well as the founder and editor of VancouverDesi.com.
Dawson is a regular on TV and radio talk shows and is a guest lecturer at various schools of journalism. He is a sought-after media commentator on Asian affairs and has been called to speak to Members of Parliament in Canada’s House of Commons on matters pertaining to national security. Dawson also speaks regularly at seminars for Canadian police officers, crown prosecutors and social workers.
His journalistic and media work has led to four documentary films and a made-for-TV movie. Dawson is also the lead author of the newly released book, Justice for Jassi, which looks into the honour killing of a BC woman in India.
Dawson is definitely deserving of DARPAN’s Extraordinary Achievement Award for Industry Marvel in recognition of his influence, accomplishments and contributions to media.
Dawson only had good things to say about this year’s awards ceremony, saying it was “a spectacular high energy evening that brought out the best in and the best of the South Asian community.” Dawson was humbled to be in the same company as the 2013 Award recipients.