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Event Advisory - Surveillance After Snowden

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TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - On Feb. 28, PEN Canada's annual Freedom to Read Week event at the Toronto Reference Library will focus on national security and the limits of freedom of expression.

Surveillance After Snowden will feature Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert, Globe and Mail national security reporter Colin Freeze, and former national security advisory council member Wesley Wark. Tech columnist Jesse Brown will moderate.

The panel discussion, hosted by PEN Canada, is one of more than 50 events taking place across Canada to mark the 30th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week.

The public is invited to an in-depth discussion of the issues raised by Edward Snowden's revelations about the extensive surveillance undertaken by the American, British, and Canadian governments.

Can't attend? Follow @PENCanada on Twitter or join the conversation using #FreedomtoRead.

Who:  Panelists
  Ron Deibert, director of the Munk School of Global Affairs' Citizen Lab
  Colin Freeze, national security reporter for the Globe and Mail
  Wesley Wark, former member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on National Security
  Jesse Brown, CBC technology columnist         
Where:   Toronto Reference Library, 780 Yonge St.                   
When:    Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Pay what you can, $10 suggested donation. All proceeds go to PEN Canada.

Full event details available here. http://pencanada.ca/events-info/freedom-to-read-week-surveillance-after-snowden/

PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

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