Tuesday, October 1, 2002Two new Directors were elected at the CJFE Annual General Meeting today, bringing the Board back up to its full 15-member strength. Mori Abdolalian, currently president of the Journalists in Exile group of CJFE, and Eric Morgan, president of the campus group CJFE@UofT, were acclaimed to two-year terms at the meeting, held at Massey College in Toronto. The two replace directors who resigned earlier this year. Re-elected to the Board of Directors by acclamation for new two-year terms were Kim Bolan (Vancouver Sun), Paul Knox (The Globe and Mail), lawyer Brian McLeod Rogers and John Stackhouse (The Globe and Mail). Arnold Amber of CBC Television Network News was acclaimed to another one-year term as President of the Board. Members who turned out for the Annual General Meeting also took part in a panel discussion on diversity of views in Canadian media. The panel featured Haroon Siddiqui, editorial page editor emeritus of The Toronto Star, and Wilson Southam, a former corporate director of Southam Inc. CJFE is an association of more than 400 journalists, editors, publishers, broadcasters, students and others committed to defending and promoting free expression and press freedom in Canada and around the world.
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