Carl Bernstein, Peter Mansbridge and other prominent journalists are slated to attend an international conference on investigative journalism being organized by the CBC and the University of Winnipeg. The event will be held June 13-15, 2014.

The University of Winnipeg and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are joining forces to organize an event in Winnipeg next June called: “Holding Power to Account: International Conference on Investigative Journalism, Democracy, and Human Rights.”

The CBC has a long tradition of creating important investigative journalism in Canada, and the University of Winnipeg has a special interest in fostering global citizenship and engagement in human rights. The conference will explore links between investigative journalism, democracy and international human rights.

Journalists and academics from around the world are being invited to take part in the unique conference. Confirmed speakers and participants so far include:

Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author

Peter Mansbridge, chief correspondent for CBC News, and anchor of The National

Linden MacIntyre, CBC investigative journalist and Giller Prize winning novelist

Bob McKeown, CBC investigative journalist, formerly of CBS News and Dateline NBC

Diana Swain, senior investigative correspondent with CBC News

Adrienne Arsenault, CBC correspondent, formerly in London, Jerusalem & Washington

Paul Radu, director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Romania


The conference will be held June 13-15, 2014 at the University of Winnipeg.

Honourary co-chairs of the conference are Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, and Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor in Chief of CBC News.

The conference will be a unique blend between traditional journalistic gathering and academic conference. There will be panels, keynotes and the ability for journalism researchers and professors to present papers.

A wide variety of topics will be discussed at the conference.  The detailed call for proposals is posted here:


For more information, please contact:

Cecil Rosner, Managing Editor, CBC Manitoba (204) 788-3651

Glenn Moulaison, Dean of Arts, University of Winnipeg (204) 786-9942