TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - There are a limited number of seats available to
working media who wish to cover tonight's sold-out event "Tony Burman on Al
Jazeera," hosted by the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Earlier today, Al
Jazeera English announced it is formally seeking cable and satellite carriage
in Canada and launched http://iwantaje.ca/ to assist their efforts. Interested
media are asked to contact Heather McCall directly at 647.998.0366.
Sixteen months after leaving CBC News as editor-in-chief and moving to
Doha, Qatar, as Managing Director of the Al Jazeera English network, Tony
Burman has landed back in the lap of controversy.
What is a reserved man from Montreal, a 35-year CBC news veteran, doing
in the middle of yet another controversial assignment? And why isn't this
award-winning channel - broadcast in 130 million households in more than 100
countries with 70 foreign news bureaus - seen in Canada?
Find out Burman's take on Al Jazeera English, his plans for reshaping the
service and the future of journalism in the Middle East.
After Burman's presentation, there will be a Q&A with the audience
moderated by CBC's Susan Ormiston. A reception will follow.
- Tony Burman, former Editor-in-Chief of CBC News and current Managing
Director of Al Jazeera English;
- Susan Ormiston, correspondent for news and documentaries on CBC News:
WHERE: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2009. Presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m., Reception
For further information:
For further information: Heather McCall, Programs Manager, CJF, (416)
955-0630 or firstname.lastname@example.org