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29 January 2015,     OTTAWA
Press freedom group to discuss free speech in aftermath of Charlie Hebdo
The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) and Carlton University’s School of Journalism and Communications, is holding a panel to discuss the limits placed on freedom of expression, and how to best accommodate religious and cultural sensitivities, in light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Speakers will include:
  • Karim Karim, communications professor at Carleton and director of the university's Centre for the Study of Islam;
  • Catherine Cano, executive director for news programs at Radio-Canada in Montreal;
  • Le Droit's cartoonist Guy Badeaux, a CCWPF board member;
  • Toby Mendel, co-founder of the Centre for Law and Democracy in Halifax and international consultant on laws involving freedom of expression.
Founded in 2008, The CCWPF is a non-profit group that monitors and advocates for press freedom issues nationally and globally. The event takes place on Wednesday February 4, and admission is free. For more information contact Shawn McCarthy, 613 294-4491.


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