Attention News/Assignment Editors:
Legacy of Ashes author and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Tim Weiner leads discussion: "The Media and National Security and Intelligence: Mutual Dependence, Mutual Distrust"
OTTAWA, March 20 /CNW/ - On April 1, for its first Ottawa program, the
Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is collaborating with the Canadian
Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) to host a panel
discussion featuring New York Times security and intelligence correspondent
WHAT: "The Media and National Security and Intelligence: Mutual
Dependence, Mutual Distrust": National security and intelligence have
become a major focus for the Canadian media and for academics covering
foreign policy, national security, and defence. While public interest has
soared, media and academic access to information about these activities
is constrained. At the same time, security and intelligence services have
taken a heightened interest in their relationship with the media to
supplement covert sources and to promote public understanding of security
and intelligence in a Western democracy under threat. What is the right
balance in the new security realities?
WHO: New York Times journalist and author Tim Weiner (main presenter),
whose book, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, won the 2007
National Book Award in the United States and was a finalist in the Lionel
Gelber competition for best book on international affairs; Jeff Sallot,
Carleton University journalism professor and long-time Globe and Mail
reporter (panelist); Wesley Wark, Visiting Research Professor at the
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of
Ottawa (panelist); Don Newman, Senior Parliamentary Editor for CBC News
and the host of CBC Newsworld's Politics (moderator).
WHERE: Rideau Room at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Reception 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.,
Presentation 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
There is no cost to attend the event but guests must register online with
the CJF (www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm).
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For further information: Heather McCall - Programs Manager, CJF, (416)
955-0630, firstname.lastname@example.org; In Ottawa: Tony Campbell, CASIS, (613) 526-1680