The Ryerson Journalism Research Centre and the Ryerson Law Research Centre have teamed up to put out a call for paper/panel proposals for its 2012 Press Freedom in Canada conference.

The Ryerson Journalism Research Centre and the Ryerson Law Research Centre have teamed up to put out a call for paper/panel proposals for its 2012 Press Freedom in Canada conference.

The conference, designed as a status report on the 30th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, is set for March. Papers, theoretical or empirical, should explore the intersection between Canada's legal system, press freedom, and all incarnations of journalistic practice.

According to the release, themes may include (but aren't limited to):

The impact of technology; legislative initiatives including anti-terrorism laws; court processes; privacy concerns; political strategies; evolving media business models; and legal rulings related to libel and defamation as they affect press freedom.

Abstracts are due November 2011, and should be no longer than 250 words. Decisions will be made by December 15.

For more information visit the Ryerson Journalism Research site.

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