The annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference brings top journalists from over 30 countries to debut in Toronto
(A press release from Global Investigative Journalism)
TORONTO (April 10, 2007) Journalists and documentary film makers from Canada and over 30 countries will gather in Toronto May 24-27, 2007 for the fourth Global Investigative Journalism Conference to discuss the challenges journalists face doing investigative work and the tools that help them produce their news stories.
To kick off the conference, GIJC welcomes a discussion with Maher Arar (click name to visit his website) was falsely detained, imprisoned, tortured and accused of having links to al-Qaeda.
Held for the first time in North America , the GIJC is an opportunity for Canadian and international journalists to trade skills and strategies, to expand their networks beyond borders and to add a global connection to their local stories. The conference is an opportunity to spend four-days digging deeper on current issues such as terrorism, government corruption and corporate crime.
The conference will be held at the Toronto Hilton Hotel from May 24 to May 27, 2007.
WHAT: The fourth Global Investigative Journalism Conference will discuss the challenges of investigative journalism and teach journalists effective ways to do their job.
WHO: Speakers include:
Maher Arar. Detained by US officials over terrorism accusations and later cleared of the allegations by the Government of Canada.
Lowell Bergman, producer/correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline. His investigation on the tobacco industry for 60 Minutes was chronicled in the film The Insider.
Michael J. Bryant, Attorney General of Ontario . He re-established Ontario s Law Reform Commission and reformed the human rights system for the first time in 40 years.
WHERE: Toronto Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond Street West , Toronto
WHEN:Thursday, May 24, 2007, to Sunday, May 27, 2007
Conference opens on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
For more information and registration visit www.globalinvestigativejournalism.com