Robert Hackett

Robert Hackett is Professor Emeritus of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He has published eight (mostly collaborative) academic books on media and politics, most recently Journalism and Climate Crisis (2017). A co-founder of NewsWatch Canada (1993), Media Democracy Days (2001), and Openmedia.ca (2007), Bob has been one of the thousands of people campaigning to defend the community, the coast and the planet from the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, notably the Trans Mountain pipeline. He received SFU's Warren Gill award for community impact in 2018.

Blog
May 28, 2019
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Alternative media versus the exterminist economy

Robert Hackett
Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc, including corporate media. Independent media that diversify debate deserve policy support as a public good.
Blog
Jan 27, 2014
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Spreading a fossilized view of the tar sands

Robert Hackett
It is lamentable that Rex Murphy, who sometimes acts like a resident apologist for the fossil fuel industry, is undermining rather than encouraging citizens working against massive vested interests.
News
Nov 23, 2011

War radio and the militarization of Canadian culture

Robert Hackett
Since the 9/11 terror attacks and the advent of the Harper government, there has been an effort to militarize Canada's culture. It was Rex Murphy's turn to have a go this past weekend on CBC radio.
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