Media Invitation - Limited seats available for working media at sold-out Canadian Journalism Foundation event Feb. 17: Tony Burman on Al Jazeera

    TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - There are a limited number of seats available to
working media who wish to cover the sold-out February 17 event "Tony Burman on
Al Jazeera," hosted by the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Interested media
are asked to contact Heather McCall directly at 416-955-0630 or

    Event Description:

    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: The National

    WHERE:    Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave.

    WHEN:     Tuesday, January 17, 2009. Presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
              Reception 8:00-9:00

For further information:

For further information: Heather McCall, Programs Manager, CJF, (416)
955-0630 or

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