Media Appearances

In this section I have curated a selection of broadcast media appearances - ranging from the horrible crash of MH17 in 2014 to a recount of my visit to South Sudan in late 2016 to the 2019 presidential election in Ukraine.

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BBC World TV, April 21, 2019: Just moments after TV comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy stunned the world with a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, Global Affairs Analyst Michael Bociurkiw how he won and what's next. Click here

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CNN International, April 21, 2019: CNN's Amara Walker speaks to Global Affairs Analyst Michael Bociurkiw about this historic presidential elections in Ukraine and asks - who is Volodymyr Zelenskiy? Click here

CBC News Network, March 28, 2019: I speak to host Carole MacNeil about the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. Click   here

CBC News Network, March 28, 2019: I speak to host Carole MacNeil about the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. Click here


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BBC World, February 22, 2019: I speak to BBC World's David Eades about the swashbuckling approach of the Trump Administration to pressure allies into banning China's Huawei from the global 5G buildout. Live from Port Moresby. Click here


BBC World, January 13, 2019: I discuss with presenter Karin Giannone about US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Middle East, and Canada’s hasty decision to grant asylum to a Saudi teen. Click here

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CNN International: November 28, 2018: Martial law takes effect in parts of Ukraine: I discusses with Rosemary Church the implications of martial law going into effect in parts of Ukraine and the escalation with Russia. Click here

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BBC World, October 16, 2018: On Newsday, I discuss with Singapore-based presenter, Sharanjit Leyl, the dynamics of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh - and what needs to be done next. Click here

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SMARTPHONE ADDICTION:

CTV News, September 5, 2018: With France instituting an all-out ban on smartphones in schools, I speak to anchor Marci MacMillan about smart and mindful strategies educators use to cope with technology in the classroom
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BC1    January 22 2018:  Global affairs expert Michael Bociurkiw says Apple needs to stop kids from getting hooked on phones. View     here

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January 22 2018: Global affairs expert Michael Bociurkiw says Apple needs to stop kids from getting hooked on phones. View here


BBC World News, August 17, 2018: On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day I discuss with Tim Wilcox the issue of mental health problems among aid workers.
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BBC World News, July 16, 2018: Breaking news live from New York - speaking to the host of 'Global' Matthew Amroliwawa about the just-completed press conference at the historic Helsinki Summit.
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ABC News, July 17, 2018: Live interview from New York City, speaking to 'The World' host Beverley O'Connor about the fallout from Donald Trump's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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BBC World News, May 11, 2018: Live interview from New York - speaking to Karin Giannone on the shock electoral upset in Malaysia. I penned Dr. Mahathir's political obituary in 2003 and never in my wildest dreams did I expect him back in the Prime Minister's chair.
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Al Jazeera English: Live interview from London on the nerve agent attack on UK soil and the British Government's response. March 14, 2018

"I would describe it (the UK's response) as a pin-prick for the time being, rather than hitting Russia with a sledge hammer. A lot more could be done...expelled diplomats can always be replaced."


BBC World TV: Live interview from London Broadcasting House with Karin Giannone - on the situation in E. Ukraine and the latest on the MH17 investigation. Feb 18, 2018.

"There is no peace in Ukraine right now...10,000 people have died. The daily explosions go into the thousands on some days. And there's a lot of displacement of people" - interview with Karin Giannone of BBC World on Feb. 18, 2018

"There is no peace in Ukraine right now...10,000 people have died. The daily explosions go into the thousands on some days. And there's a lot of displacement of people" - interview with Karin Giannone of BBC World on Feb. 18, 2018

BBC World TV: Live interview with Karin Giannone - on the dire global humanitarian landscape in 2018 - Jan 19, 2018

CBC Power & Politics: Live interview with Terry Milewski - on the Governor General's Visit to E. Europe - Jan 17, 2018 (Starts at 01hrs, 38mins)

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BBC World TV: Live interview with Mike Embley - on a prisoner exchange in E. Ukraine - Dec 28, 2017

BBC World TV: Live interview with Karin Giannone - on the humanitarian crisis in E. Ukraine - Dec. 22, 2017

CNN International: Live interview from Amsterdam on the MH17 anniversary, with Michael Holmes - July 17, 2017

"The one clear message that came from the relatives was 'what's going to happen next..."

"The one clear message that came from the relatives was 'what's going to happen next..."


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CNN Amanpour: The Biggest Crime Scene in the World, July 18, 2014

CNN: Out Front With Erin Burnett: Live from Donetsk, July 17, 2018

CNN: The Lead With Jake Tapper: Live from Donetsk, July 28, 2018

BBC World News: Reaction to release of Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team report, September 28, 2016

NPR Weekend Edition: Inspectors Struggle to Collect Evidence at MH17 Crash Site (July 19, 2014)
At the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed in eastern Ukraine, inspector Michael Bociurkiw says rebels have allowed some access, but the inspectors are hampered by a lack of equipment.

NPR Weekend Edition: Probe of Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine 'Frozen' by Lack of Access (July 18, 2015)
A year ago, a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, killing everyone on board. NPR's Scott Simon and Michael Bociurkiw of the OSCE discuss the investigation.

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Ukraine Conflict

NPR Morning Edition: Ukraine PM Resigns, Sets Stage for New Government (April 13, 2016)
Set against a backdrop of alleged government corruption and slow-moving change, the prime minister stepped down on Tuesday. Renee Montagne talks to Michael Bociurkiw, an independent expert on Ukraine.

BBC World News - February 3, 2017

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"Will the political will
really be there to press
Russia to return the
MH17 suspects?"

- BBC World News, Sept. 28, 2016