Alan Martin is the Director of Research for Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) -- an organization best known for their Nobel Peace Prize-nominated work to halt the trade in conflict diamonds from Africa.
Prior to joining PAC, Alan worked as a researcher to the late Jack Layton. Before that he spent over a decade working as a journalist in Canada, the UK and various countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
He has also taught international journalism as an Adjunct Professor within Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. Born and raised in Southern Africa, he holds a Master’s degree in conflict and development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
During the interview we talk about blood diamonds, the unexpected results of the recent Federal election, and the state of responsible journalism today.