About Dave Deen

Dave is a journalist and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. His most recent role was as Digital Producer for Al Jazeera English in the network's Asia bureau. The social media videos he has created have been viewed by millions of people in dozens of countries. 

He completed a Master in Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. During the program, he specialized in broadcast journalism. "Influencer" is a 25-minute documentary on social media influencers in Southeast Asia, Dave's final masters project which he produced and directed.

During graduate studies, Dave interned with Al Jazeera English in Malaysia,  Global National News and CTV News at their parliamentary bureaus in Ottawa, Canada, TVO's The Agenda in Toronto and with Sirius XM Satellite and Internet Radio

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, he moved overseas after graduating from York University (BA Hons. Political Science and International Development Studies, cum laude). He lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan, for five years, and has travelled to over 30 countries.

As a published magazine, newspaper and online writer, Dave's articles cover travel, art, dining, lifestyle and politics. His works have appeared in leading magazines as Lifestyle Asia, Metropolis, Travel Now, and Art Plus. He has written for Globalnews.ca and contributed to newspaper The Ottawa Citizen and show Everything Is Political with Evan Solomon on SiriusXM Satellite and Internet Radio.

Follow Dave on Instagram @deenstory & Twitter @deenstory