Julian Sher

Investigative TV producer,
book author and trainer


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"Masterful, absorbing… To date the most definitive account of sex trafficking of children and the culture that supports it. "

- Norma Ramos
Coalition Against Trafficking of Women


"A brutally honest look into the hidden world of prostituted children in the United States. A compelling book that will touch hearts and minds and inspire people to take action."

- Rachel Durchslag
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

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Julian Sher is the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program.

Visit our website for updates on our stories in this 2015-16 season listed below.

And check out our award-winning investigations from our past season (2014-15) and from the previous year (2013-14)

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A MOTHER'S TRIAL


The troubling story of two teenaged sons of Canada’s consul-general in Florida who get caught up in the dark side of Miami's drug scene.

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AFTERMATH: HOW PARIS
CHANGED THE WORLD


A special investigation – with teams across the globe: The most famous refugee family in the world, jihadis from Belgium and the rise of the far right in France.

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SCHOOL OF SECRETS


It took the University of British Columbia more than a year and a half to act against a grad student, despite mounting complaints of harassment or sexual assault by at least six women on campus.

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MAGIC PILLS: VITAMINS
AND SUPPLEMENTS

They're products packed with promises, but what’s actually in the bottle? Could we be taking too much? And could they actually be harmful to your health?.

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THE FIRE WITHIN: THE SECRET BATTLE
OF FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS

A burning secret inside so many fire halls across the country: Female firefighters tell the fifth estate they are being bullied and harassed on the job.

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CANADA IN IRAQ: THE HIDDEN WAR

Deep behind ISIS lines, two brave people agreed to talk to the fifth estate about what life is really like under brutal occupation.  And what our troops are doing in Iraq? Do we even know whether Coalition airstrikes are hitting intended targets?.

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INTERVIEWS WITH
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Interviews with  CNN, MSNBC, BBC, CBC and The Guardian on the biker shootings in Waco

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ARTICLES BY JULIAN SHER

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Read my feature about bad science in the courts: "Trial and Error:"




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Read the profile:
Trouble is His Business




Julian Sher
  is the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program.

An award-winning investigative journalist in TV, print, radio and on the Web, he is a veteran TV documentary writer and director as well as an accomplished newsroom trainer and the author of six widely-acclaimed books. He was an investigative journalist for Canada's two leading newspapers, The Toronto Star and the The Globe and Mail.

His latest book is Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and The Battle to Save Them. Publisher's Weekly called the book "a thorough, deeply affecting study … [that] strikes a rare balance between revealing trauma and hope."

His previous book, Caught in the Web: Inside the Police Hunt to Rescue Children from Online Predators has been hailed by reviewers as "riveting" "eye-opening and "gripping." His writings on child abuse have appeared on the front page of the New York Times, the cover of Maclean's magazine and the OpEd page of USA Today.

Julian wrote and directed a New York Times-CBC TV investigation called "Nuclear Jihad" which won the duPont-Columbia University Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006.

He created JournalismNet, a comprehensive guide to mastering the web as an investigative tool. He speaks at conferences around the world and can be contacted here for appearances.

 

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