About Me

Profile shotI am a journalist with experience in most platforms from print to TV, to social media and data journalism.

I’m currently a reporter for ICI Radio-Canada, the French division of the Canadian Broadcast Company. My work is primarily focused on news and public affairs.

Before that, I was a journalist at CIBL radio, in downtown Montreal. My work was aired on the daily news show Midi libre. I also contributed to the morning show Les Oranges Pressées as a columnist.

During my time at Concordia University, I was the co-news editor of the university newspaper, The Concordian. My time there coincided with the Quebec student conflict, the so-called “Maple Spring.” In that time, I relentlessly covered protests (occasionally heated ones) on a daily basis using texts, photo, video and social media. I’ve covered student and local news for both the paper and Concordia University’s student radio station, CJLO.

I have also had the chance to hone my skills during a summer internship at the Montreal news-talk radio, CJAD 800, as an assistant reporter.
I have been published on the Canadian University Press newswire.

I have a background education in history and political science with a Bachelor’s degree from Denis Diderot University in Paris.

I am fluent in English, French, Arabic and speak a fair amount of Spanish.


Email Me: joel.ashak@gmail.com


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