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Marcus Kolga
Writer, Filmmaker, and Human rights activist.

Marcus Kolga is a Canadian, writer, filmmaker, and human rights activist.

He frequently writes and comments on Russian and Central and Eastern European issues and disinformation in Canadian and international media.

His articles have been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Post, The New York Daily Mail, Macleans Magazine, The Atlantic Council, EU Observer among others, and his documentary films have been screened or broadcast across North America and Europe.

Marcus helped lead the Canadian campaign for Magnitsky human rights sanctions legislation and has actively helped similar efforts in Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and Australia. He has been invited to testify in the UK, US, Australian and Canadian Parliaments about Magnitsky Sanctions, foreign information and influence operations, Interpol reform, and the war in Ukraine.

In 2015 he was awarded the Order of The White Star by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. In 2021, he received the Latvian Ministry of Defence Medal of Recognition and in 2022, he was awarded the Medal of Merit, 2nd class, by the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In 2023, he was named by Toronto Life Magazine as one of the 50 most influential Torontomians. 

He is currently a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Center for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad.

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