CJFE presents Leaks, Lies & Liability

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Leaks, Lies & Liability: Panelists debate journalists' protection of anonymous sources Presented by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression TORONTO, ON, March 1, 2007 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)and The Walrus will present a debate about the right of journalists to protect anonymous sources on Thursday, March 8, 2007, in celebration of Freedom to Read Week. The debate, titled Leaks, Lies & Liability has a stellar line-up of journalism and legal experts and will be mediated by Walrus editor Ken Alexander. Come see investigative journalist and author of "Hear no Evil, Write no Lies" Andrew Mitrovica, media law expert Brian MacLeod Rogers, investigative journalist Marci McDonald and journalist and Chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University Paul Knox discuss the relationship of journalists with their anonymous sources. They will look at the dangers, the laws and the rights and responsibilities surrounding this controversial issue. WHAT: Leaks, Lies & Liability, a debate about journalists and anonymous sources. Reception to follow, sponsored by the Sheridan College 'Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers Program'. WHERE: Innis Town Hall Theatre 2 Sussex Avenue University of Toronto WHEN: March 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. WHO: Panelists: Andrew Mitrovica, investigative journalist and author of "Hear no Evil, Write no Lies" Brian MacLeod Rogers, media law expert Marci McDonald, investigative journalist Paul Knox, journalist and Chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University The panel will be moderated by Walrus editor, Ken Alexander. About CJFE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is an association of more than 300 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others who work to promote and defend free expression and press freedom in Canada and around the world. For more information about CJFE, please visit www.cjfe.org.

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