CBC News and UWinnipeg To Host Conference On Investigative Journalism

The University of Winnipeg and CBC News are joining forces to organize an event in Winnipeg next June called “Holding Power to Account: International Conference on Investigative Journalism, Democracy, and Human Rights.”

CBC News has a long tradition of ground breaking investigative journalism in Canada, and the University of Winnipeg has a special interest in fostering global citizenship and engagement in human rights. The conference will explore links between investigative journalism, democracy and international human rights.

Journalists and academics from around the world are being invited to take part in the unique conference. Confirmed speakers and participants so far include:

  • Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author
  • Peter Mansbridge, chief correspondent for CBC News, and anchor of The National
  • Linden MacIntyre, co-host of CBC’s investigative program the fifth estate, and Giller Prize-winning novelist
  • Bob McKeown, co-host of CBC’s investigative program the fifth estate, formerly of CBS News and Dateline NBC
  • Diana Swain, senior investigative correspondent with CBC News
  • Adrienne Arsenault, CBC correspondent, formerly in London, Jerusalem & Washington
  • Paul Radu, director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Romania

The conference will be held June 13-15, 2014 at the University of Winnipeg.

The University of Winnipeg and CBC News are pleased to invite proposals from journalists and academics that explore linkages between investigative journalism, democracy and international human rights. We invite proposals for panels, papers or practice work presentations that explore these issues in Canada and around the world.  More details can be foundhere.

Abstracts should be submitted for peer review by November 15, 2013. Proposers will be notified via email of proposal acceptance by January 15, 2014. All abstracts should be submitted to winnipeg2014@gmail.com.

Honourary co-chairs of the conference are Lloyd Axworthy, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, and Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News.

For more information, please contact:

Cecil Rosner, managing editor, CBC Manitoba (204) 788-3651

Glenn Moulaison, dean of arts, University of Winnipeg (204) 786-9942


About CBC News
For more than 75 years, CBC has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

About the University of Winnipeg
UWinnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions, consistently recognized by both  Maclean’s magazine  and The Globe and Mail. UWinnipeg is noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity. UWinnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for all individuals, especially those from non-traditional communities. Find out more at uwinnipeg.ca.

For further information, contact:
Corey Black, News and Current Affairs publicist, CBC
416.205.8710 (office)/647.221.4133 (mobile)

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