TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Only a few days are left to purchase tickets for The Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talk featuring Glenn Greenwald, who has championed making secret documents fodder for daily news. The event takes place at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto on October 21.
Working with whistle blower Edward Snowden to publish U.S. National Security Agency secrets, Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, lawyer and co-founding editor earlier this year of online publication The Intercept. He speaks with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, about power, secrecy and journalism's role in an era of digital openness.
"I'm very pleased to receive this invitation from The Canadian Journalism Foundation to speak with my Canadian colleagues about the ongoing Snowden reporting and its worldwide implications," says Greenwald. "This story is often referred to as the "NSA revelations," but partners like the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) play a vital role in the secretive, abusive global surveillance system created by the Five Eyes alliance. Journalists holding their governments to account is crucial to any functioning democracy. Unfortunately, journalists and their sources are increasingly under attack worldwide, including within the English-speaking democracies composing the Five Eyes partnership."
Greenwald, author of four best-selling books, lives in Rio de Janeiro.
The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
Thank you to CJF J-Talks exclusive series sponsor BMO Financial Group, media partner CBC News, production sponsor CNW and in-kind supporter The Globe and Mail.
WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 250 Front St. West, Toronto
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21 / Discussion 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.
Each ticket purchase includes a hardcover copy of Glenn Greenwald's latest book No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State and entry to the post-event reception with the speakers at 8:30 p.m.
General admission: $49
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker's series, we facilitate 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 supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
Image with caption: "Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported on classified NSA documents Ieaked by Edward Snowden, will be in conversation with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, at the CJF J-Talk on October 21 in Toronto. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141016_C3264_PHOTO_EN_6809.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0394 x501, firstname.lastname@example.org