TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - With the federal election slated for the fall, The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) upcoming J-Talk in Montreal will explore the potential forces of manipulation during the campaign season. The event, Fending off Threats Ahead of the Federal Election, takes place on February 28 at Radio-Canada's head office.
Knowing that politically-driven misinformation and propaganda campaigns plagued the French and U.S. elections, what can Canadian voters do to combat these forces and what can news media do to gain public trust?
Grégoire Lemarchand, Paris-based deputy editor-in-chief and head of social networks at Agence France-Presse who specializes in fact-checking, and Stéphane Perrault, chief electoral officer of Elections Canada, will share their insights in a conversation with moderator Anne-Marie Dussault, host of Radio-Canada's 24/60.
"Knowing the risks of misinformation is essential to the coverage of the upcoming federal election campaign," says Michel Cormier, a CJF board member and former executive director of news and current affairs for Radio-Canada.
This event is part of the annual CJF's J-Talks series that explores pressing media issues.
The CJF thanks the generosity of media partner Radio-Canada, J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CISION.
This discussion will be in French.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
Doors open: 6:30 p.m., Discussion 7:00 p.m., Reception 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Radio-Canada, Jean-Despréz Room, 1400 René-Lévesque Boulevard East, Montreal
General admission: $25
Student tickets (ID required. Limited availability): $15
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates 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 fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
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