May 7, 2007
TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada is pleased to announce that Dan
Burnett will receive the 2007 "Friend of RTNDA Award" to be presented at the
association's national conference June 21-23, 2007 in Vancouver, British
"Dan Burnett has been one of RTNDA's strongest supporters for years, and
the Board of Directors takes this opportunity to recognize Dan's commitment,"
says RTNDA President Bob McLaughlin.
Dan, of the Vancouver law firm Owen Bird Law Corporation, is one of
Canada's leading media lawyers. He frequently lectures on media law issues for
reporters and journalism students. He represents several media outlets on
issues ranging from publication bans, to access to courts and court files,
contempt, defamation and privacy. Dan is a leading advocate for freedom of
information for Canadian broadcast journalists.
The "Friend of RTNDA Award" is presented to individuals or organizations,
which have shown a true commitment to RTNDA and the betterment of broadcast
journalism in Canada. Dan Burnett will join the select group of "Friends"
which includes Broadcast News, CNN Newsource Sales, Canada NewsWire, WIC, VOCM
Radio, Golden West Radio, Broadcast Dialogue magazine, CTV and Taylor
RTNDA Canada is the voice for electronic journalists in Canada. Its
members recognize the responsibility of broadcast journalists to promote and
protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest
and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas. The RTNDA
Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is
used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.
For further information: Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org