Media Panel: Canadians Reporting from Conflict Zones

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:30 PM

Join us for a media panel featuring prominent Canadian journalists who report from the front lines of conflict zones around the world everyday. Sponsored by CIGI and the Canadian International Council (CIC).


Graeme Smith is a foreign correspondent for The Globe & Mail. He was stationed in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2009. He has devoted more time to southern Afghanistan than any other Western journalist since the arrival of NATO forces in that region.Previously he was based in Moscow. His many awards include three National Newspaper Awards, Canada's highest prize for print journalism, and the annual Michener Award for public service given by the Governor General of Canada.

Scott Taylor has been editor and publisher of Esprit de Corps since 1988. Since the inception of Esprit de Corps, he has logged over one million air miles as a war correspondent reporting from such global hot spots as the Persian Gulf, Cambodia, Western Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, Iraq, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan. Taylor regularly appears in the Canadian media as a military analyst, and is the recipient of the 1996 Quill Award for outstanding work in the field of Canadian communications. That same year, he also won the Alexander MacKenzie Award for journalistic excellence. A weekly columnist for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, he is also a columnist for the Osprey newspaper chain. He also serves as an advisor to the CBC Radio play "Afghanada."

Moderator: Rick MacInnis-Rae, host of Dispatches on CBC Radio One

To be introduced by: John Roe, Editorial Page Editor for the Record

Sponsors: CIGI, CIC