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Canadian Hillman Prize Judges

Bonnie BrownBonnie Brown is a long-time journalist at CBC.  She has produced radio and television documentaries for The Sunday Edition, The National, The Magazine, and worked as a news producer at The World at Six. She is the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s 2013 Stephen Hanson Award for Excellence in Journalism, and her investigative work on justice issues has been nominated and short-listed for other national prizes.  Now based in Toronto, Bonnie was born and raised in Winnipeg, studied French at the University of Winnipeg, and has a law degree from McGill University. 

Garvia BaileyGarvia Bailey is a co-founder of the award winning podcast production company Media Girlfriends, which amplifies underrepresented voices in media. Her work includes the award-winning Canadian Black history podcast series Strong and Free/Fort et Libre, which she hosted, co-wrote and co-produced; and the award-winning podcasts series Humans of the House, and Signal for Help.  Garvia’s career spans two decades as a producer, host and columnist for the CBC and JazzFM, and as a freelance journalist. She is co-creator of “Storytelling with a Focus on Podcasting” for Carleton University’s School of Journalism. Garvia is a William Southam Journalism Fellow at Massey College. 

Neil DochertyNeil Docherty is an internationally-acclaimed documentary maker. He was a former senior editor and producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s investigative documentary program, the fifth estate, and has produced and directed films for Frontline on America’s PBS network and for The CBC Documentary Unit. He runs Spin Free Productions, in partnership with his wife Sarah Spinks, and has won more than 40 awards for his films, including an International Emmy, five Geminis, three Hot Docs Awards, a Hillman Prize, a Peabody, and several duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Awards. In 2004, he was awarded the Gordon Sinclair Award as Canada’s best broadcast journalist. Docherty was Frontline Producer-in-residence at the University of California’s Graduate School of Journalism at Berkeley in 1997-98. In June 2006 he gave a master class at the Banff World Television Festival. His latest film, “In the Age of AI” was broadcast as a two-hour special on November 5, 2019, for “Frontline.”