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TORONTO TO HOST GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) will be hosting the fourth global investigative journalism conference in Toronto from 24 to 27 May 2007, which will bring together journalists from 30 countries to network and discuss the most pressing issues facing investigative reporting today.

The conference, which is held every two years, is being organised in partnership with the Global Investigative Journalism Network (http://www.globalinvestigativejournalism.org).

It will feature panels, workshops and keynote speakers focusing on exemplary investigative journalism around the world and the breaking stories and hot issues that are producing the investigative stories of the future.

There is also a significant training component to the conference, including the latest journalistic techniques and computer assisted reporting.

The conference will include the awarding of the Global Shining Light Award to an investigative reporter from a developing country or country in transition who has worked under threat, duress or in the direst of conditions. Nominations can be submitted until 16 February 2007 (see: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/79174/).

An important component of the conference is ensuring journalists from developing countries are invited and financially supported to attend. The conference will be part of the annual CAJ National conference and awards presentation.

For more information, visit: http://www.caj.ca/events/conf-2007/index.html

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