Media Advisory - Robert Fowler, John Cruickshank, Stephen Northfield to speak
on news blackouts in kidnapping cases at Nov. 17 event

TORONTO, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - Robert Fowler, a Canadian diplomat and special envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Niger, will discuss the significance of news blackouts in kidnapping cases with Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank and Globe and Mail foreign editor Stephen Northfield at a Canadian Journalism Foundation event on November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception in the adjacent cafe. Tickets are on sale now at http://cjfblackouts.eventbrite.com. The event will be video recorded and webcast at a later date.

    
    WHO:

    -   Robert Fowler, Canadian diplomat and special envoy of the UN
        Secretary-General to Niger;
    -   John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star
    -   Stephen Northfield, foreign editor of the Globe and Mail

    WHAT: The Canadian Journalism Foundation's CJF Forums presents Robert
    Fowler, John Cruickshank and Stephen Northfield in a panel discussion on
    the significance of news blackouts in kidnapping cases. They will review
    Fowler's case, who himself was kidnapped on December 14, 2008, by al-
    Qaeda and held hostage for 130 days before being released, as well as
    others. The presentation and audience Q&A will be followed by a cocktail
    reception in the adjacent café, where panelists and guests can continue
    the discussion.

    WHERE: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave.

    WHEN:  Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m., Reception
           8:00-9:00

    Thank you to CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor: BMO FINANCIAL GROUP
    

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: Heather McCall, Programs Manager, CJF, (416) 955-0630 or hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca


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