Media & Human Rights conference, October 20th and 21st in Montreal

Media & Human Rights conference
All Day Event  Oct 20, 2011
The Promise of Media in Halting Mass Atrocities: A Conference to Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a Canadian-sponsored initiative that seeks to prevent mass atrocity crimes.
The conference will discuss how the expanding, more inclusionary media landscape, with the emergence of social media as a key platform for reporting on humanitarian crises, has changed the way in which the international community responds to genocide.
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Confirmed Participants:Right Honourable Paul Martin (keynote speaker)
Gerald Tremblay (Mayor of Montreal)      @Gerald_Tremblay
Lieutenant General (Rtd) and Senator Roméo Dallaire @ESRomeoDallaire
Mona Eltahawy (Egyptian-American journalist) @monaeltahawy
Andrew Potter (MacLean’s Magazine,  Ottawa Citizen)
Jonathan Hutson (Satellite Sentinel Project/Enough Project, Center for American Progress) @amprog
André Pratte (Editor, LaPresse) @Cyberpresse
Jean Paul Mathoz (Belgian journalist, newspaper editor and academic)
C.J. Chivers (New York Times)  @cjchivers @nytimes
Rick MacInnes-Rae (CBC) @CBCNews
Allan Thompson (Rwanda Initiative, Carleton University) @allandthompson @Carleton_U
Sarah Sewall (former advisor to Bill Clinton, former Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard)
Shedon Himmelfarb (United States Institute of Peace)

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