Media Advisory - CJFE, Hot Docs and The Walrus present the North American Premiere of Rex Bloomstein's "An Independent Mind"

    TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE),
Hot Docs and The Walrus present "An Independent Mind" a documentary by Rex
Bloomstein. The film explores the state of freedom of expression around the
world in 2008, the 60 year anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19. Following the
screening, there will be a panel discussion on the limitations of freedom of
    "An Independent Mind" interviews people from diverse walks of life who
have faced oppression and censorship for expressing unpopular or radical
opinions. Some of the interviewees include The Moustache Brothers, a comedy
troupe in Burma; Tiken Jah Fakoly, a reggae star from Côte d'Ivoire; Ali
Dilem, an Algerian cartoonist; and David Irving, a British writer and
    Following the film there will be a panel discussion on the limitations of
freedom of expression, featuring media defence lawyer Frank Addario, CBC
journalist Carol Off, and journalist/lecturer Mary Deanne Shears.
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    Who:        Panelists

                Frank Addario
                Carol Off
                Mary Deanne Shears

    When:       Tuesday, August 26, 2008
                Doors open 6:30 pm/Film 7:00 pm

    Where:      Innis Town Hall
                2 Sussex Avenue (one block south of Bloor along St. George),

    Tickets:    $10
                $8 for students and journalists in exile
                At the door or call (416) 515-9622 x231

    About Canadian Journalist for Free Expression

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is an association of more
than 300 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others who
work to promote and defend free expression and press freedom in Canada and
around the world. CJFE has a history of work on cases pertaining to media law
and freedom of expression.

For further information:

For further information: Max Rothschild at (416) 515-9622 x.231,

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