Contributor Archives: Howard Fremeth

About Howard Fremeth

Howard Fremeth has always had a close affinity with Israel. He has visited Israel on three separate occasions. In the summer of 1997, he had the opportunity to live the Canadian-Zionist dream by playing hockey in Metulla's Mercaz Canada. From 1998-2001, he worked at Habonim Dror's Machaneh Gesher in Ontario where he learnt about and was inspired by labour Zionism. Howard has just completed a MA in Communications at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. His thesis focused on the formation of communication satellite policy in Canada. While at Simon Fraser University, Howard was heavily involved in raising Israel issues on campus through his work with the Israel Advocacy Club and writing for the campus newspaper. Howard will soon be starting his PhD in Mass Communications at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He is generally interested in Canadian broadcasting and telecommunication policy. In particular, how the federal government has regulated communications to achieve social objectives and how these policies have recently been challenged by new technologies, consumer demands and legal decisions. He believes his work has relevance to Canada's Jewish community as the policy regime that once curbed hate speech and regulated foreign satellite broadcasts is now under disrepute.

The Unspoken Truth: Canada in the Age of Terror

There is a famous aphorism attributed to Elias R. Beadle: ?Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.? In the aftermath of the London transit system bombings, the Canadian media coverage of this horrific event has exemplified Beadle?s dictum. From editorials in newspapers based in western Canada to commentaries on national television stations based in Toronto, one suggestion by both pundits and politicians has emerged in the wake of these bombings: It is …

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