Media Advisory - CTV news president Robert Hurst joins panel to discuss news
blackouts in kidnapping cases at Nov. 17 event

TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - CTV News President Robert Hurst will join the panel at the upcoming Canadian Journalism Foundation Forum "News Blackouts Save Lives" taking place on November 17 in Toronto. He joins Robert Fowler, a Canadian diplomat and special envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Niger, Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank and Globe and Mail foreign editor Stephen Northfield to discuss the significance of news blackouts in kidnapping cases. The event takes place 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. A limited number of tickets are still available at http://cjfblackouts.eventbrite.com.

    
    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
        -  Robert Hurst, president of CTV News

    WHAT: CJF Forums presents Robert Fowler, John Cruickshank, Stephen
    Northfield and Robert Hurst 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. Limited
    tickets available at http://cjfblackouts.eventbrite.com. The event will
    be video recorded and webcast at a later date.

    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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