Frédéric Zalac, Canada, is a reporter based in Vancouver for CBC/Radio-Canada, the nation’s national public broadcaster.
Zalac works for Radio-Canada’s investigative television program Enquête and the broadcaster’s science program Découverte. He also files for CBC’s The National and has worked with the investigative CBC program the fifth estate. Over the years, he has covered a range of topics including tax havens, sweatshops, drug addiction, airline safety, asbestos, substandard cargo shipping, and serial killers.
Zalac won several awards – including two of Canada’s top journalism awards, the Michener and the Judith Jasmin – for an in-depth investigation on risks linked to stun guns and their misuse by some police forces in North America. He was part of a transnational investigation team, with RSI – Swiss Italian television, on the drug Tamiflu and the pharmaceutical industry.
Zalac reports in French and English. He also leads training seminars on internet research for investigative reporters.