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Media Democracy Day in Victoria

Jun 6, 2015
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Victoria , BC
Canada
48° 25' 39.7884" N, 123° 21' 57.1356" W
British Columbia CA
A day of talks and panels designed to probe how our media choices affect our democratic interests, for better or for worse.
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Canadian journalists and coverage of the Gaza war

May 21, 2015
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica explores how the recent war in summer 2014 was covered by Canadian journalists.
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#FierceVoices: Ignite! Young women making media

May 23, 2015
SFU Wosk Centre for DIalogue
580 West Hastings St
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 3.7248" N, 123° 6' 46.1664" W
British Columbia CA
Join us on May 23 for a free afternoon of inspiring speakers and performances. Mingle with like-minded young women and allies at the media fair, and find ways to get your #FierceVoice heard!
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#FierceVoices: Amplify! Making media work for women and girls

Apr 30, 2015 to May 1, 2015
To be confirmed. Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 57.8244" N, 123° 7' 14.6568" W
British Columbia CA
Come out on Thursday, April 30 (location to be confirmed) for another night of speakers and hands-on activities, designed to give women and girls an opportunity to actively share their public voice!
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Media Works launch party

Apr 29, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015
The Foundery
376 Bathurst St
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.9232" N, 79° 24' 24.0264" W
Ontario CA
Join us for this free event to celebrate the launch of Media Works. The evening will feature labour reporting articles, audio documentaries and graphic journalism pieces.
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Please stop closing threads where productive discussion is happening

Catchfire, what's the deal?

I can't even mention "Boston Bombing" (OMG!!!11!!) without you swooping in and closing the thread down.

The thread was about how discussion about conspiracy theories gets shut down, even in progressive, democratic forums. It was  producing some good dialogue that was respectful and making headway on issues that actually need to be addressed here, as your actions so obviously demonstrate. And here you go again, shutting the conversation down, with a non-explanatory, "I don't see this conversation going anywhere." Are you being instructed by someone?

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People's Journalism: Reporting under Fire

Mar 14, 2015
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 55.5588" N, 79° 23' 56.4828" W
Ontario CA
Please join the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective on Saturday for an evening in honour of the memory and work of Ali Mustafa.
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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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