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  1. 1. PRESS FREEDOM IN CANADA: A STATUS REPORT ON THE 30 th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS THURSDAY MARCH 8, 2012 Rogers Communications Centre (RCC), 80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2M708:00 Registration Room: RCC 20408:45 Welcome to Ryerson09:00 Press freedom: Where do we stand now? Sponsored by Newspapers Canada Room: RCC 204 Provocateur: Paula Todd (Canadian Journalists for Free Expression) Panelists: Michael Cooke (Editor, Toronto Star) Alice Klein (Chief Executive Officer, Editor, NOW Magazine) Daniel Henry (Senior legal counsel, CBC) John Gomery (President, Quebec Press Council)10:30 Break10:45 You can’t say that! Press freedom and expression of opinion Sponsored by the Ontario Press Council Room: RCC 204 Provocateur: Brian MacLeod Rogers (Media lawyer; Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University) Panelists: Margaret Wente (Columnist, The Globe and Mail) Susan Riley (Columnist, Ottawa Citizen) Kamal Al-Solaylee (Ryerson University) Al Jazeera and the battle for press freedom: Lessons for Canada12:15 Lunch with keynote speaker Tony Burman (Ryerson University; former Managing Director, Al Jazeera English Network) Location: Wellesley Room, Holiday Inn, 30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2E914:00 Telling stories – or not – in a time of terror Sponsored by the Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association Room: RCC 201 Provocateur: Paul Knox (Ryerson University) Panelists: Jagdish Grewal (Editor and publisher, Canadian Punjabi Post) Michelle Shephard (National Security Reporter, Toronto Star) Marlys Edwardh (Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP)15:30 Break
  2. 2. 15:45 Press freedom in a brave new media world Room: RCC 201 Provocateur: Vinita Srivastava (Ryerson University) Panelists: Kenny Yum (Managing Editor, Huffington Post Canada) Christian Leblanc (Fasken Martineau, Montreal) Susan Harada (Carleton University) and Mary McGuire (Carleton University) FRIDAY MARCH 9, 2012 Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1E98:15 Registration Room: Thomas Lounge9:00 Getting away with secrecy: What’s going on here and why is it happening? Sponsored by Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP Room: Thomas Lounge Provocateur: Peter Klein (University of British Columbia) Panelists: Suzanne Craig (Integrity Commissioner, City of Vaughan) Linden MacIntyre (CBC, the fifth estate) Fred Vallance-Jones (University of King’s College) Bruce Gillespie (Wilfrid Laurier University)10:30 Break Room: Thomas Lounge10:45 When everybody’s a journalist: Risks, opportunities and implications for press freedom Room: Oakham Lounge Provocateur: Peter Jacobsen (Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP) Presenters: Gavin Adamson (Ryerson University): Social media as a technology for press freedom Leigh Felesky (Ryerson University): All about the numbers: Exploring how emerging digital business models may influence freedom of the press Rebecca Fisch (Torkin Manes LLP) and Dan Rowe (Humber College): Balancing interactivity with liability: Legal and journalistic best practices for comments sections12:00 Lunch & Debate: Be it resolved that press freedom trumps privacy Room: Thomas Lounge Provocateur: Avner Levin (Ryerson University) Bert Bruser (Toronto Star; Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University) vs. Jonathan Richardson (Augustine Bater Binks LLP)13:15 Simultaneous Sessions SESSION A: Watching the watchdog: Implications for press freedom Room: Room A/B Provocateur: Sylvia Stead (Public Editor, Globe and Mail) Presenters: Colette Brin (Université Laval) and Anne Caroline Desplanques (Editor-in-Chief, ProjectJ): A temporary coalition: The struggle for professional certification of journalists in Quebec Ira Basen (CBC): Reigning in the tabs: Freedom of the press, the public interest and the tabloid press. David Swick (University of King’s College): Freedom of the press, to be believed, must be seen
  3. 3. SESSION B: Just who are we protecting? Press freedom and the courts. Room: Oakham Lounge Provocateur: Tracey Tyler (Legal Affairs Reporter, Toronto Star) Presenters: Chris Richardson (The University of Western Ontario): Poking murderers and friending gangsters: Examining legal and ethical problems for Canadian crime reporters in the age of social networking Robert Koopmans (The Kamloops Daily News): Must news reporters become guerilla lawyers to protect their rights? Covering Canadian justice system in small communities Lisa Taylor (Ryerson University): How the Criminal Code “protects” sexual assault complainants from themselves and constrains their participation in the news media14:30 Break Room: Thomas Lounge14:45 Simultaneous Sessions SESSION A: Press freedom: Does the Charter deliver? Room: Oakham Lounge Provocateur: Matthew Horner (Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario) Presenters: Paul Knox (Ryerson University): Right to speak, right to be heard: reconciling press freedom and the access agenda Jamie Cameron (Osgoode Hall Law School): Press Chronicles: Freedom of the press and media under s.2(b) of the Charter James Allan (University of Queensland, Australia): The view from down under: Freedom of the press in Canada SESSION B: Privacy, libel and intimidation: Press freedom and the strong arm of the law Room: Room A/B Provocateur: Ryder Gilliland (Blakes; Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University) Presenters: Tim Currie (University of King’s College): Responsible communication and open-source reporting Normand Landry (Université du Québec à Montréal): Strategic lawsuits against public participation and freedom of the press in Canada Where do we go from here? Sponsored by Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Room: Thomas Lounge16:00 Provocateur: Ivor Shapiro (Ryerson University) Free debate and concrete ideas focused on "what WILL it take to further press freedom?" with reception.16:45 Close