Past Events: 2008/2009 Season

WHERE/WHEN DESCRIPTION   STATUS
TORONTO
2009/05/26
6:30 p.m.
Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St. 3rd floor, University of Toronto
The Media and Wrongful Conviction
Lawyer James Lockyer, involved in the cases of David Milgaard, Guy Paul Morin and Robert Baltovich among others, discusses the relationship between the media and wrongful conviction.
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TORONTO
2009/04/21
6:30 p.m.
George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto

Kidnapped, Threatened, Under Fire:
Two journalists confront the realities of reporting in conflict zones

We get the inside scoop from two reporters who've been there and back: Mellissa Fung and Graeme Smith discuss their experiences reporting in conflict zones.
 

 

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TORONTO
2009/03/23
6:00 p.m.
Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

Democracy and Journalism:
The View from the Front

For our second event in the "Democracy and Journalism" series in collaboration with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, we welcome Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, Chief of Land Staff of the Canadian Forces, to speak on the relationship between democracy and journalism from a military perspective.
 

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TORONTO
2009/02/17
6:30 p.m.
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Ave.
Tony Burman on Al Jazeera
Sixteen months after leaving CBC News as editor-in-chief and moving to Doha, Qatar, as Managing Director of the Al Jazeera English network, Tony Burman has landed back in the lap of controversy. Find out why, plus the inside story of Al Jazeera's exclusive coverage of the Gaza crisis and plans for reshaping the service and the future of journalism in the Middle East. Sponsored by CNW Group

 

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TORONTO
2009/01/29
6:30 p.m.
Victoria College Chapel, University of Toronto
91 Charles St. W
High-level leaks and undisclosed sources: The case of Maher Arar and lapsed media ethics
Maher Arar will talk frankly about the media’s role in his rendition, his release and his current quest for accountability, followed by a panel discussion featuring Arar and Kerry Pither, author of Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror, CBC News security correspondent Bill Gillespie and former Globe and Mail security correspondent Jeff Sallot. Moderated by Hugh Winsor.
Sponsored by Waste Management Canada.
 
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TORONTO
2008/11/06
6:30 p.m.
The MaRS Centre, CR-3
101 College St.

The Power of the Polls: Do They Lead or Follow Events?
Poll results provided such an inexhaustible supply of news stories and fodder for commentaries, candidates and their platforms seemed to disappear at times in the blizzard (or fog) of polling coverage. In the wake of both the Canadian and U.S. elections, our expert panel discusses the effect opinion polls may or may not have had on the outcomes, and the role of the media in elections and democracy. Sponsored by Waste Management Canada.

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TORONTO
2008/10/15
6:30 p.m.
Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St. (entrance on St. George)
The Greatest Canadian Media Failure of the Century: Reporting on Aboriginal Issues
There have been some excellent special reports, stunning revelations and no shortage of accusations on the media’s part. So why does coverage invariably stop after a flurry of reports on a single issue? Where's the follow-up, the demand for accountability and sustainable change? Our expert panel takes on this topic.
 
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