About Dave Deen

Dave is a journalist and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. He is currently an Output Producer for Al Jazeera English at the network's headquarters in Doha, Qatar. He previously worked as a Digital Producer for Al Jazeera’s bureaus in Washington D.C. and Kuala Lumpur. The social media videos he has created have been viewed by millions of people in dozens of countries. 

"Influencer" is a 25-minute documentary on social media influencers in Southeast Asia which Dave produced and directed. It was his thesis project during a Master in Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

In Canada, Dave has interned with Global National News, CTV News, TVO's The Agenda and Sirius XM Satellite and Internet Radio. He also interned with Al Jazeera English at the network’s Asia bureau in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dave moved overseas after graduating from York University (BA Hons. Political Science and International Development Studies, cum laude). He lived in Tokyo 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 work has appeared in leading magazines as Lifestyle Asia, Metropolis (Japan), Travel Now, and Art Plus. He has written for Aljazeera.comGlobalnews.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