Fabian has been nominated for yet another prestigious Canadian journalism award, not his first for he has many. Why? This former Malaysian is trusted by the system there, so he gets more and more exclusive for his paper because his sources trust him. Fabian was with the New Straits Times Press and broke many stories before he migrated to Canada with his family. For being a dedicated journalist with integrity, Fabian is again being awarded with yet another prestigious award by his peers, read below:
Vancouver: Province deputy editor-in-chief Fabian Dawson and columnist Ethan Baron have been nominated for a prestigious Jack Webster award for an investigative series on a highly controversial RCMP undercover tactic. Dawson and Baron spotlighted the “Mr. Big” technique after obtaining unprecedented access to police officers involved in these investigations, in which Mounties pose as criminals to trick suspects into confessing to unsolved murders. “This series was of vital interest to our readers as British Columbia was home to many of the Mr. Big stings,” said Wayne Moriarty, Province editor-in-chief. “It was here that the program was born. “It was also here that it had its harshest critics.” The work of Baron and Dawson was nominated in the category “Excellence in Legal Journalism,” as the Province nomination for a Webster award was joined by six from the Vancouver Sun and two each from the Victoria Times-Colonist and Global B.C. “I’m humbled by the nomination,” said Dawson, who has been nominated for the Jack Webster trophy six times and won it three times before.