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Liveblog: The International Institute of Communications asks: 'Whither public broadcasting?'

I'll be heading over to the Ottawa Convention Centre for what looks likely to be a lively panel discussion on the need -- or, alternately, lack thereof -- for public broadcasting in today's madcap, multichannel world.  

From the programme

PLENARY PANEL

IS PUBLIC BROADCASTING STILL VITAL IN TODAY'S WORLD? DO WE STILL NEED PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTERS?

What does public broadcasting bring to this new participatory media environment that differs from private broadcasters? Is it worth the investment? Is citizen journalism replacing public broadcasting? Is there still a role for public broadcasting in integrating new immigrants, fostering diversity (cultural, geographic, political) while ensuring social cohesion? Are public broadcasters nimble enough to project themselves into the future?

Moderator:

 Emmanuelle Latraverse, Head of Radio-Canada's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa and 

Host of Les coulisses du pouvoir

Panellists:

        • Marie-France Bazzo, Producer and Host, Les Productions Bazzo Bazzo
        • Patrick Beauduin, Executive Director of Radio de Radio-Canada
        • Ezra Levant, News Anchor, Sun News Network
        • Glenn O'Farrell, Président et Chef de la direction, GroupeMédia TFO
        • Carol Off, Co-Host, As It Happens, CBC Radio

Check back at 11:15 for full coverage! 
 
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