Mina, eestlane: Marcus Kolga | Global Estonian

Mina, eestlane: Marcus Kolga

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Marcus Adrian Kolga is an Estonian journalist and political scientist, human rights activist, leading analyst of foreign information and influence operations, and entrepreneur in Canada. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1995 with a degree in political science.

Marcus was born and raised in Toronto in a family that greatly values Estonia.

He is the chairman of the management of the Estonian Foundation of Canada and a former chairman of the Estonian Central Council in Canada.

He has produced a number of internationally acclaimed documentaries focusing on international relations and human rights. They have been shown both on TV in Canada, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Finland, as well as at festivals in the USA, UK, Japan, Australia, and Germany. His best known films are GULAG 113 (2004) and Sinking the Gustloff (2009[LI1] ).

In 2018, he received the Magnitsky Human Rights Award for his work in the field of human rights. Marcus founded the website DisinfoWatch.org in 2020 to monitor and analyse foreign disinformation targeting Canada, reported by CBC National, the Globe and Mail, Global News, and others.

In 2015, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves awarded Marcus the Estonian Order of the White Star, Fifth Class.

 [LI1]Kliendile: veebiallikate järgi on aasta 2009, mitte 2008.


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