Christian Rioux accepts the 1993 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor General of Canada. The photo was taken during the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, May 4, 1993.
Christian Rioux is a reporter with L’Actualité magazine. He has specialized in economic, cultural, international and political affairs and has contributed to many Quebec publications. The Michener-Deacon Fellowship will support his study of the emerging global phenomenon of nationalism as exemplified by Scotland, Catalonia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The fellowship of the Michener Awards Foundation, introduced in 1987, is known today as the Michener-Deacon Fellowship (named after the late Roland Michener and the late Paul Deacon, a senior media executive and Michener Awards Foundation president). The fellowship is to encourage excellence in investigative print and broadcast journalism that serves the public interest through values that benefit the community. Mature journalists are invited to submit written outlines for studies over four months that will strengthen their competence.