Is the marketplace of ideas broken? CJFE to host panel discussion on June 7

Monday, June 05, 2017
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Toronto, ON (June 5, 2017)— On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) presents a panel discussion on the declining state of the marketplace of ideas. The panel brings together experts and individuals at the forefront of journalism and law to ask: Is the marketplace of ideas in a depression?  As legacy media falters and politics become more extreme, is the free marketplace of ideas broken where the best ideas no longer rise to the top?

The panel features Scaachi Koul, culture writer at Buzzfeed Canada and author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter, Vicky Mochama, national columnist at Metro News and co-host of the podcast Safe Space, and Jamie Cameron, law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Event Details: Is the marketplace of ideas in a depression?


JAMIE CAMERON  |  Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

SCAACHI KOUL  |  Culture Writer, Buzzfeed Canada

VICKY MOCHAMA  |  National Columnist, Metro News

Moderated by ISHMAEL DARO  |  Social News Editor, Buzzfeed Canada


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Rogers Communications Centre, Room 103, Ryerson University

80 Gould St, Toronto, ON


$10  |  FREE for CJFE members

RSVP at or to [email protected]

This public panel will be followed by CJFE’s annual members meeting. New members can register and annual dues can be paid at the event, or in advance at Those unsure of their membership status can email [email protected] to confirm.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, CJFE promotes a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others' free expression rights.

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For more information, please contact:

Tom Henheffer 
CJFE Executive Director
[email protected]

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