OTTAWA, March 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - University students members from Rights & Democracy delegations at universities from Vancouver Island to Moncton will meet in Ottawa to learn and share knowledge about how Canadian organizations and individuals contribute to a more democratic world. Media are invited to the opening conference occurring today with a presentation of Mr. Yadh Ben Achour, President of Tunisia's Higher Political Reform Commission, which is overseeing constitutional reform in post-Ben Ali Tunisia.
|Date:||Friday, March 16, 2012|
|Place:||Novotel Hotel, room Albion A|
|33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa|
During the conference taking place on March 16 and 17, students will have the chance to meet leaders in the field of democratic development, including Members of Parliament and representatives from government agencies and NGOs. They will also participate in training workshops on electoral processes, democratic rights, and the use of video and social media for change.
This conference also marks the official launch of the photo exhibit entitled "Citizen Revolutions: A Road to Democracy", an artistic testimonial of the courage of citizens in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen who captured their fellow citizens' struggle for democracy during the Arab Spring using photography. This innovative photo exhibit was produced by the Rights & Democracy student delegation at Université Laval in Quebec City.
Please visit www.dd-rd.net for the detailed program.
For further information:
Communications Officer, Rights & Democracy
(514) 283-6073, ext. 255