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Céline Galipeau Guest Speaker at AJAs

    HALIFAX, March 20 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is
pleased to announce that CBC/Radio-Canada's Céline Galipeau will be the guest
speaker at this year's Atlantic Journalism Awards.
    Ms. Galipeau joined Radio-Canada in 1984 as a reporter with the Toronto
regional station until she left for Montreal in 1987. In 1989, she returned to
Toronto to become a national reporter. In 1992, she became a correspondent in
London. Later, she transferred to Moscow where she covered Boris Yeltsin and
the war in Chechnya. For her coverage from Moscow, Galipeau won a Gemini
Award. In 2001, she became a foreign correspondent in Beijing. After returning
to Canada in 2003, she became the weekend anchor for Le Téléjournal. In
December 2008, she became the program's weekday anchor. Galipeau is the first
female to occupy the network's top anchor spot.
    The 28th Atlantic Journalism Awards will be presented at the Delta
Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton, on Saturday, May 2, 2009, during the AJAs gala
dinner and awards event. Finalists for the awards will be announced in early
April.

    Professional development workshops will also be held during the day on
    May 2.

    Tickets for the show and gala dinner are available online at www.AJAs.ca,
    or by calling (902) 425-2727.

    For a photo of Céline Galipeau, visit:
    www.lejournal2000.com/photo_actualite/Celine_Galipeau.jpg



For further information:
For further information: Justin MacNeill, Project Coordinator, (902)
425-2727, office@AJAs.ca, www.AJAs.ca


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The Atlantic Journalism Awards has been a continuous annual celebration of journalistic excellence and achievement in Atlantic Canada since 1981. It is now managed by a volunteer industry board of directors representing print and broadcast news organizations. Contact Bill Skerrett at the AJAs office: (Tel) 902-425-2727; (Email) office@AJAs.ca