The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom hosts its 11th annual World Press Freedom Day Luncheon at the National Arts Center, Ottawa, Ont., May 5, 2009. This year’s theme is “Praise for Defenders of Press Freedom.” The Globe and Mail’s Daniel Leblanc wins the 2009 World Press Freedom award. Don Newman (senior parliamentary editor, CBC News) and Michèle Jean (chair of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO) make opening remarks.
Graeme Smith (journalist, Globe and Mail) also presents a speech. After speaking, Mr. Smith fields questions from audience members.