Warlords and Strongmen: Enemies of the Press '99 A Panel Discussion on Media Freedom and Censorship

Tuesday, September 21, 1999

David Tam-Baryoh (Sierra Leone)
As editor of newspaper Punch, Tam-Baryoh was arrested in 1997 and spent time in hiding. Now he writes about media freedom for the Media Foundation for West Africa, Ghana.

Modeste Mutinga (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Editor of newspaper Le Potential in Kinshasa, Muntinga was most recently arrested by security forces in August. His crime: publishing a story on a military court trial.

Hisham Kassem (Egypt)
Publisher of fortnightly magazine Cairo Times, Kassem also serves as a board member of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.


Monday, 27 September 1999 at 7:30pm
Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
1012, ave Mont-Royal Est, Bureau 105
(métro Mont-Royal)
Please reserve by calling the FPJQ at (514) 522-6142 or e-mail: [email protected]

Jean-François Lepine, journalist and host of Radio-Canada's current affairs documentary programme, Zone Libre


Wednesday 29 September 1999 at 7:45am
National Press Club "Newsmakers' Breakfast"
Dining Room, 2nd floor
150 Wellington Street
Cost: $7.00 for members; $15 for non-members; $5.00 Journalist Students.
Includes hot breakfast. RSVP: tel: 233-5641; fax: 233-3511; e-mail: [email protected].
Free for students without breakfast.


Thursday 30 September 1999 at 8pm
Eaton Lecture Theatre (V204)
Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson
80 Gould St., Toronto
Moderated by: Peter Desbarats, Author, journalist and former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario.
This panel will follow the CJFE Annual Meeting, which starts at 6:30pm and is open to all CJFE members. The panel is open to the public.

For more information, contact CJFE at 489 College St. #403, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5, tel: +1 416 515 9622, fax: +1 416 515 7879, e-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.cjfe.org.