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Every year countless journalists experience violence, imprisonment and censorship while trying to report abroad. Fred Kuntz, vice president of public affairs for The Centre for International Governance Innovation, expressed this difficult situation of muzzled media while introducing a panel of journalists to discuss the issue.

The Waterloo Region Record editor-in-chief Lynn Haddrall moderated the panel on June 22, which included the host of CBC's The Current Anna Maria Tremonti, foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail Sonia Verma, national security reporter for the Toronto Star Michelle Shephard and Carleton University associate professor in journalism Allan Thompson.

"The golden rule of journalism has...

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