Media Advisory - CJF J-Talk explores Harassment of Women in Media

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - In the lead up to International Women's Day on March 8, The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) J-Talk No Safe Space: Harassment of Women in Media will explore what can be done about the barrage of intimidation, threats and abusive comments directed at women's voices online, on air or in print. This event takes place on March 7 in Toronto.

"Women in the media are far from immune from various forms of harassment," says Piya Chattopadhyay, host of CBC Radio's Out in the Open, who will moderate the discussion. "It's important that we talk about these things 'out in the open,' to share our stories with one another so we can not only support each other but also come up with possible solutions."

Speakers Manisha Krishnan, senior writer for VICE Canada; Heather Mallick, staff columnist with the Toronto Star; and Janet McFarland, business reporter with The Globe and Mail, will discuss the hazards of being a female journalist online and the policies and resources that can help make newsrooms and online communities welcoming to all.

The CJF is grateful for the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CNW and CPAC.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1
Registration: 5:30 pm | Discussion: 6:00 p.m. | Reception: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W., Toronto

Student tickets (ID required. Limited quantity available.): $15
General Admission: $25
Register now

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About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker's series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: For inquiries: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396, nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca

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