Four prominent Canadian journalists, including Al Jazeera’s new Managing Director Tony Burman, discussed Canada’s voice in international news at a debate held on February 10 at the University of British Columbia to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Graduate School of Journalism.
Burman, who is in charge of Al Jazeera (English), was editor-in-chief of CBC News for more than a decade. He was joined by Sarah Carter, CBS News Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Canwest Visiting Professor, and Ayesha Bhatty (pictured right), BBC News online journalist and UBC School of Journalism graduate.
They discussed the challenges of covering international news in an age of economic and media globalization, amid constant public security concerns.
The conversation was moderated by Global National and Gemini Award-winning news anchor Kevin Newman, with Chris Tenove, UBC School of Journalism graduate, Doctoral Student in Political Science at UBC, and Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar, providing an academic perspective.
The director of the journalism school, Mary Lynn Young, introduced the event.
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The UBC Master of Journalism program wishes to thank the President’s Advisory Committee on Lectures.