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- /Kunta, San Community / NAMIBIA 2015 by Maggie Padlewska

"We fear that our culture will 

 become extinct in the next 20 years..."


My plans for the One Year One World initiative were ambitious, challenging (especially for a one-woman-crew in 2009) and, had it not been for my lack of income while I worked in the field, completely do-able...

My goal was to document and amplify the crucial voices of communities and people who were, and are, of utmost importance but were being largely ignored my the media. With a profound interest in traditional knowledge and wisdom, ancient practices and Indigenous cultures, I left the newsroom and set off a mission to help add their stories to the global dialogue.  

While my commitment as a messenger lives on, the present-day/global reality has put the breaks on that journey (temporarily, I hope). In the meantime, I find myself in the Kingdom of Cambodia where I continue to explore the world around me with great admiration, gratitude and passion.    

Welcome to my page, an unofficial outlet for all the things that fuel my urge to keep celebrating the wonders of our global community.


Maggie Padlewska 

Video Journalist / Documentarian / Producer 


After more than a decade of working for Canada’s largest news networks (CBC & CTV) as a video journalist/reporter, newscast producer, writer and editor, Maggie Padlewska, left the newsroom to embark on a one-woman journey to help raise awareness of the stories and issues of communities that lack the resources to be heard globally. She travels alone, with her gear, to meet with some of the world’s most neglected yet fascinating people, many of who struggle with human rights abuses and their communities’ cultural survival. Padlewska is a passionate advocate for the protection and preservation of Indigenous wisdom and practices, the world’s cultural heritage and the natural environment.  

  • Master of Journalism - Carleton University 2008

  • B.A.(Hons) Political Science /with Distinction - Concordia University 2004

  • Associate Degree Television Broadcasting - Algonquin College 2001

  • Korean Studies Certificate - Yonsei University 1998 

Clients and Commissioning Networks have included:
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CTV Inc., WETV, APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), Al Jazeera,  Smithsonian Channel / Paramount+, CGTN, Compass Light Productions, SCMP Films, Insider, The Points Guy, Mining Watch Canada, Amnesty International (...) 

"Maggie's mission is fuelled by passion, commitment, courage and a deep respect for all humanity – a personal commitment to social justice and human rights issues, and a determination to bring to light and preserve untold legacies before they fall into extinction."

- Julie Nesrallah, CBC Host

 It all started with an idea in 2004...

If you'd like to support me and my independent labour of love, please visit the  Support a Lone Journalist page for more on how you can help. Thank you!
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