COMMENTARY

Written articles, speeches, panel discussions, and event moderation by Ginella Massa, discussing current events, pop culture, and personal topics. 

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Carleton Journalism School 
Sept 7, 2021
Carleton University’s journalism program welcomed Ginella Massa, host of CBC’s Canada Tonight, to share her story at the first in-person event for students since the pandemic began.
Real Talk Live
March 26, 2021
"416 to Forbes"
Ahmed Ismail, founder of HXOUSE and one of the creative forces behind The Weeknd, sits down with Canadian TV Host Ginella Massa to discuss his success story, overcoming barriers to become a global influencer, and the challenges facing marginalized communities when it comes to mental health and well-being.
National Council of Canadian Muslims 
March 8, 2021
"Together We Rise: A Discussion on the Experiences of Canadian Muslim Women"
NCCM Celebrates International Women's day with CBC's Ginella Massa, and author Uzma Jalaluddin to inspire Muslim women and advocate for human rights. 
Gibraltar Leadership Academy - Online Youth Conference
April 19, 2020
"Paving Your Path"
Canada's first hijab wearing anchor Ginella Massa speaks with highschool students about her journey to success, and the importance of creating your own opportunities.
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Chatelaine Magazine
March 13, 2020
"I Met My Husband the Love is Blind way. Sort of."
On the hit Netflix dating show "Love is Blind", participants propose after only talking to get to know each other. Ginella Massa says while the premise sounds crazy to some, it's very similar to how many modern Muslims are getting engaged. 
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CityNews Op-Ed
January 23, 2020
"Why I refuse to accept sexual harassment as an occupational hazard"
Television reporter Ginella Massa reflects on a disturbing incident that occured during a live report about alleged sexual assaults.
CBC Radio - Tapestry 
Nov 15, 2019
"I was suffering a lot'
TV reporter Ginella Massa explains why it's hard to accept compliments about her new body
Chatelaine Magazine
Oct 4, 2019
"Don’t Expect A ‘Thank You’ When You Compliment My New Body"
Television reporter Ginella Massa shares her personal story of unintentional weight loss, and the mixed feelings she has recieving comments about her new look.
Canadian Club Toronto
April 30, 2019
"Being Brown Downtown"
CityNews Anchor Ginella Massa moderates a panel hosted by the Canadian Club on the lived experiences of ethnic minorities in the corporate world.
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BBC Outside Source
Feb 14, 2018
BBC's Ben James speaks with three female journalists about former Canadian PM Kim Campbell's comments that women showing bare arms on television news undermines their credibility. 
 
Crowe Soberman's Women for Women Event
November 2017
"Lead Like a Girl: Empowering Risk"
CityNews' Ginella Massa shares her personal story of taking risks and overcoming obstacles to become Canada's first hijab-wearing news anchor.
FLARE #CareerGoals Panel (VIDEO) 
Sept 21, 2017
Three honourees from FLARE Magazine's #HowIMadeIt list sit down to discuss success, millennial stereotypes, and side hustles. 
 
 WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO: CENTRAL TIME 
June 7, 2016 
Ginella Massa speaks with Central Time's Rob Ferrett about the challenges of fasting in the workplace this Ramadan. 
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NEWSTALK 1010: THE SHOWGRAM
December 29, 2014 
How will the minority vote factor into the 2015 federal elections?
Ginella Massa speaks with Ed Keenan about getting Canadian Muslims to the polls. 
NEWSTALK 1010: THE SHOWGRAM
November 3, 2014 
Has Prime Minister Harper failed Canadian Muslims by staying silent on anti-Islamic backlash across the country?
Ginella Massa speaks with Jim Richards on The Showgram.
Cable 10 Live: Reporter Roundtable
​October 28, 2014
Ginella Massa discusses Mississauga and Brampton's municipal
​election results with a news panel on Rogers TV.
NEWSTALK 1010: THE JERRY AGAR SHOW
August 20, 2014
Do Muslims have an obligation to speak out against terrorism and radical Islam? Ginella Massa speaks with Jerry Agar on the issue. 
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NEWSTALK 1010: THE SHOWGRAM
July 15, 2014
Ginella Massa talks to Ed Keenan about fasting in the workplace on The Showgram.
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NEWSTALK 1010: THE JERRY AGAR SHOW  
April 17, 2014
Ginella Massa talks Muslim representation in the media with Jerry Agar.