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Youngman Lecture Goes Sunday

(Apr 27, 2007)

The founder of a national media watchdog organization will speak at the Richard C. Youngman Lecture held at the Beth Isaiah Synagogue, 47 Surrey St., on Sunday April 29 at 8 p.m.

Dov Smith is the executive director of Honest Reporting Canada, a grassroots group that promotes "fair and accurate" reporting of Israel and the Middle East in the Canadian news media.

The organization has more than 14,000 members across Canada who monitor and work to improve coverage of the issues in Canadian newspapers, television, radio and the Internet, said a news release.

Before founding Honest Reporting Canada in 2003, Smith worked in public relations for the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Government of Switzerland and many technology companies, said the release.

The Montreal native studied political science at Concordia University and public relations at McGill University.

For information on the lecture, call 519-822-6305.

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