War Stories: Canadian journalists on the front lines in Afghanistan



    OTTAWA, Jan. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time in over half a century,
Canada, the nation that prides itself on being the world's peacekeeper, has
waged a dirty, bitter war in the vast desert wastelands and mountain creases
of a ruined country. Three correspondents who have spent months in Kandahar
covering the fighting and redevelopment projects take part in a panel
discussion.

    
    Featured Speakers:

    - Graeme Smith, a Michener Award and National Newspaper Association award
      winner for his coverage of the conflict, will talk about life in
      Kandahar and the ethereal enemy, the Taliban
    - Scott Taylor, a former soldier and editor of the brassy Esprit de Corp
      Magazine, will provide his unvarnished perspective on life as an
      unembedded journalist in Afghanistan
    - Murray Brewster, the Parliamentary defence reporter for The Canadian
      Press, will take the audience from the doorstep of the House of Commons
      to the mean streets of Kandahar with a view on the politics of the war

    When:    Saturday January 17, 2009

    Time:    9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Doors open 8:30 a.m.

    Where:   Azrieli Theatre, Room 102, Library Road, Carleton University
             (Map - AT: Azrieli Theatre; Parking: Lot P2)

    Cost:    $5 CAJ student members; $10 CAJ members and student non-members;
             $20 non-members (cash or cheque at door)
    

    Information and registration at: http://caj.ca/chapters/local-events.html

    Hosted by the National Capital Chapter of the Canadian Association of
Journalists in partnership with the Carleton School of Journalism and
Communication and the National Press Club of Canada Foundation.




For further information:

For further information: To Register for this event please complete the
form located at: http://tinyurl.com/9btnyv or call David Hicks, The National
Press Club of Canada Foundation, (613) 567-9900. Media inquiries: Hal Doran,
Canadian Association of Journalists, (613) 521-3904 or caj_ottawa@yahoo.ca

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