Michelle Dobrovolny

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Michelle Dobrovolny began her professional career as a writer for the Encyclopedia of Manitoba, a monumental publishing project that had her expounding on everything from history to politics to geography. Moving overseas, she wrote for The Prague Post and the political journal Pritomnost in the Czech Republic before returning to school to earn an MA in Journalism through Swansea University and the University of Amsterdam while working for the English news desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Following graduation, she took on a position as a media trainer with the Canadian NGO Journalists for Human Rights in Malawi. She stayed on in Africa as a freelance journalist before returning to her native Canada. She enjoys cycle touring, and once rode a bicycle 3,000 kilometres on a self-supported trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Galveston, Texas.           

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