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Ottawa Media Mixer

Jan 14, 2015
73 North
73 Sparks St
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 23.8728" N, 75° 41' 47.4504" W
Ontario CA
We are hosting a casual conversation with media professionals about industry trends, finding work, negotiating fees and other challenges and opportunities in the sector.
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The future of progressive media with Judy Rebick and Rick Salutin

Nov 30, 2014
Winchevsky Centre
585 Cranbrooke
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 43' 24.3012" N, 79° 25' 46.7508" W
Ontario CA
Authors and commentators Judy Rebick and Rick Salutin will be addressing the subject of the future of the progressive media at a fundraiser for Outlook, Canada's progressive Jewish magazine.
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Importance of press freedom highlighted in Ottawa shooting

By Laura Tribe

In the wake of Wednesday’s shooting on Parliament Hill, Canadian media have been lauded for their calm, nuanced coverage of the events as they unfolded.

This kind of violence is relatively rare in Canada. But when it does happen, Canadians turn to journalists for critical up-to-date information: to learn where there is danger, the extent of the situation, and how to prevent further risk.

In many countries, active shooters, terrorist attacks, and other violent incidents are handled by shutting out the press until order has been restored. These knee-jerk reactions that limit media access, either out of fear or a desire to control messaging, result in information vacuums that are often filled by speculation and public panic.

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CBC News Comments Censors Favour the Liberals

I tried positing this comment to a CBC News story on Trudeau declaring the Liberals are shooting for 170 seats in the next election:

"I can't wait for the debates! Mulcair and May will make metaphorical mincemeat of this mental midget."

I assume my declaring Trudeau a "mental midget" is too offensive for the CBC, though, their censors seem fine with people posting about "Angry Tom" and calling Harper a dictator.

I've also re-sumbitted "disabled" comments which were subsequently approved, showing how subjective and arbitrary their comments policy is.

This was the article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-says-he-wants-170-liberal...

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Glenn Greenwald speaks in Ottawa

Oct 25, 2014
The Auditorium
440 Albert Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 49.3632" N, 75° 42' 38.3616" W
Ontario CA
Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his work on the Snowden documents, will be speaking in Ottawa.
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Movie screening: Aleppo. Notes From the Dark

Jun 14, 2014
Palmerston Theatre (Palmerston public library)
560 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 54.5868" N, 79° 24' 50.2128" W
Ontario CA
A movie screening of Aleppo. Notes From the Dark, a powerful and heartbreaking documentary about the dramatical changes in the lives of ordinary Aleppo citizens facing extremely horrifying situations.
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Reimagining social connectedness with urban outdoor festival

May 30, 2014
Museum of Vancouver and Vanier Park Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
An outdoor celebration that brings together Vancouver's public and global innovators as we reimagine social connectedness in an outdoor evening of conversation, celebration, public art and music.
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When the Media Crosses the Line

 

 

 

Section 2(b) of the Charter states that “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: … freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.”

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