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January 24, 2002 (OTTAWA) – The Media Awareness Network (MNet) congratulates CHUM Television and the London Public Library (LPL) on their ground-breaking partnership that will see a state-of-the-art Media Literacy Centre housed in the LPL.

October 24, 2001 (Ottawa) - Canadian children and youth are putting themselves at risk as they explore the Internet with little or no supervision, according to research findings released today by the Media Awareness Network (MNet). The findings focus on areas of risk such as children and youth exploring private and adult-only chat rooms, meeting Internet acquaintances in person, being exposed to sexually explicit and hateful material and sharing personal information.

June 21, 2001 (Ottawa) - Canadian youth are ahead of their parents - and on their own - in their explorations of the Internet, according to research findings released today by the Media Awareness Network.

Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario - May 16, 2001 - The Media Awareness Network (MNet) announced today that AOL Canada Inc. is its newest Bronze Sponsor.

“We are very pleased to welcome AOL Canada as a sponsor,” said MNet Co-Director, Jan D’Arcy. “Support to the Media Awareness Network from one of Canada’s leading interactive online services gives added impetus and energy to the development of public education in the field of Internet literacy.”

May 9, 2001 (Ottawa) - Trina McQueen, President and C.O.O. of CTV Inc., has formally announced two major contributions to the Media Awareness Network (MNet), totalling $950,000 over five years.

Awards celebrate Canadian contributions to advanced broadband technology

OTTAWA, April 23, 2001 - The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Randall Gibson and Farhad Shafai, Founders of SiberCore Technologies, and the Media Awareness Network were honoured for their contributions to the advancement of broadband technology and innovation tonight at the 2001 CANARIE IWAY Awards in Vancouver.

March 26, 2001 (OTTAWA) - The Media Awareness Network (MNet) is pleased to see the attention given to the issue of media violence by Canada’s broadcasters, cable companies and the Action Group on Violence on Television (AGVOT).

Toronto, January 30, 2001 - A&E Television Networks announced its sponsorship of the Media Awareness Network (MNet) today, to help promote and support media education in Canadian schools, homes and communities though MNet’s world-class Internet site.

Ottawa, November 9, 2000 - The Media Awareness Network (MNet) announced today that CanWest Global is MNet’s newest sponsor.

Starting this year, Global will contribute $100,000 to the Media Awareness Network every year for five years.

Ottawa, November 9, 2000 - The Media Awareness Network (MNet) announced today that CanWest Global is MNet’s newest sponsor.

Starting this year, Global will contribute $100,000 to the Media Awareness Network every year for five years.

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