Faculty of Information & Media Studies

datejie cheko green

Asper Fellow in Media
September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Datejie Cheko GreenAs the FIMS 2015 Asper Fellow in Media, datejie cheko green mobilizedher research, teaching, writing, and public event series toward seeking solidarity in the service of social justice, redemption, equity, and sustainability.

For nearly five years, green served as Studio Director & Associate Producer at CBC National Radio Current Affairs, where she advocated for unique angles on lesser-known stories of national and international scope, including popular and social movements for labour, women’s, anti-imperial, anti-war, and human and Indigenous rights.

As Senior Campaign Lead at the Canadian Media Guild (CGM), green organized freelance workers. She also served as the CGM’s National Director of Human Rights and Equity.

In addition to being the Asper Fellow, green was a Research Associate with the FIMS Digital Labour Group, contributing to a multi-year study into transforming the landscape of work, workers, and working conditions in the digital economy.

As part of the Fellowship, green taught the special topic course “Global Power, Media/Work and Intersectional Solidarity" in the Media, Information & Technoculture program.

Area of Research: organizing protections for freelancers; equity and digital media/knowledge work and workers.

Event Series

Dialogues with Solidarity Conscious Knowledge Workers
The series aims to engage precarious cultural, media, and knowledge producers about their work and lives. Discussions will cover what it’s like to hustle, stay solvent, healthy and safe in today’s labour market, while still being productive and nurturing talents and dreams. The series will also probe the barriers and threats to these workers' digitally-dependent work, including the implications of digital surveillance and other forms of policing on precarious knowledge workers and their communities.

The following events are part of the series:

Remixing the Digital Archive: Black and Indigenous creators reclaims knowledge space
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Digital Security, Precarious Knowledge Workers & Global Freedom of Expression
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Digital technologies, social media and the internet have fundamentally transformed and opened up freedom of expression. As we depend on them everyday, we grow more and more vulnerable to digital surveillance and violations of privacy that serve to censor, silence and threaten our health and safety. This event included a dialogue with leaders at the forefront of confronting these issues at the local, national, and international levels.

Digital Security: A practical workshop for media & knowledge workers
March 2016