Bonnie Allen is CBC's national reporter in Saskatchewan. She has reported regionally, nationally, and internationally for the past 16 years.

From 2009 to 2013, Allen covered stories in Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Uganda, and other countries in Africa. She filed to PRI's The World, NPR News, Deutsche-Welle, The Guardian, CBC's Dispatches, CNN, and other radio, TV and print outlets in North America and Europe.

Allen was born in southern Saskatchewan and worked for the CBC and CTV for 12 years.

She holds a Masters Degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. Allen specializes in training journalists on their state's human rights obligations under international law. She has trained journalists in West Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East, written curriculum on human rights reporting for Journalists for Human Rights, and lectured at the University of Liberia.

Twitter: @bonnieallenCBC

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