Event Listing Advisory - Annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference brings top journalists from over 30 countries to Toronto



    TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - Journalists and documentary film makers from
Canada and over 30 countries will gather in Toronto May 24-27, 2007 for the
fourth Global Investigative Journalism Conference to discuss the challenges
journalists face conducting investigative work and explore the tools that help
them produce their news stories. This year's conference is hosted by the
Canadian Association of Journalists.
    To kick off the conference, GIJC welcomes a discussion with Maher Arar
who was falsely detained, imprisoned, tortured and accused of having links to
al-Qaeda.
    Held for the first time in North America, the GIJC is an opportunity for
Canadian and international journalists to trade skills and strategies, to
expand their networks beyond borders and to add a global connection to their
local stories. The conference is an opportunity to dig deeper on current
issues such as terrorism, government corruption and corporate crime.
    The conference will be held at the Toronto Hilton Hotel from May 24 to
May 27, 2007.

    
    What:   The fourth Global Investigative Journalism Conference will
            discuss the challenges of investigative journalism and teach
            journalists effective ways to do their job.

    Who:    Maher Arar. Detained by US officials over terrorism accusations
            and later cleared of the allegations by the Government of Canada.

            Lowell Bergman, producer/correspondent for the PBS documentary
            series Frontline. His investigation on the tobacco industry for
            60 Minutes was chronicled in the film The Insider.

            The Honourable Michael J. Bryant, Attorney General of Ontario.
            He re-established Ontario's Law Reform Commission and reformed
            the human rights system for the first time in 40 years.

    Where:  Toronto Hilton Hotel
            145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    When:   Thursday, May 24, 2007 to Sunday, May 27, 2007
            Conference opens on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
    

    For more information and registration visit
www.globalinvestigativejournalism.ca
    For more on the Canadian Association of Journalists visit www.caj.ca




For further information:

For further information: or to enquire about interviews, please contact 
Alanna Ringler, Luciana Tuzino, Media Profile, alanna@mediaprofile.com,
luciana@mediaprofile.com or (416) 504-8464, (416) 342-1842


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