World Press Freedom Day panel discussion

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Toronto: The Debate Room, Hart House, the University of Toronto

Join us to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Three months after the Danish cartoon controversy flared up, tempers have calmed down, the protests have ended, and the story has fallen out of the headlines. But do we have any better understanding of what happened, what it means for a multi-cultural, 'tolerant' country such as Canada, and how this has affected free expression around the world. CJFE presents a panel discussion on free expression, cartoons, cultural sensitivity and the media.

Panelists include: Anver Emon, Professor of Islamic law and torts, University of Toronto, Nikahang Kowsar, Iranian cartoonist, Josh Paterson, Acting Director of the Freedom of Expression at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Haroon Siddiqui, Editor Emeritus of the Toronto Star.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 3rd Evening. 7:00 P.M.
Venue: The Debate Room, Hart House, the University of Toronto
Admission: Free, but seating is limited.
For more information call (416) 515-9622 x.226

For information about UNESCO World Press Freedom Day visit their website here