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Lifting the lid on the dirty tactics of the fossil fuel lobby

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on November 2nd, 2009

Source: Beyond Zero Emissions
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A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change, held on the first Monday of every month.

November’s guest speaker: Bob Burton

Bob Burton is an author and freelance journalist based in Hobart. In 2007 his book Inside Spin: The Dark Underbelly of the PR Industry, which investigates the public relations industry in Australia was published. He has been a contributor to PR Watch since 1997 and commenced as part-time editor of SourceWatch in October 2003. His articles on foreign affairs, human rights, health and the environment have appeared in numerous publications in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the UK and the US.  With New Zealander Nicky Hager he co-authored Secrets and Lies: the anatomy of an anti-environmental PR campaign (1999) unmasking a campaign by Shandwick for the government-owned logging company, Timberlands.

After completing an Arts degree at Sydney University in 1979 he worked until the mid-1990’s as a researcher and campaigner on energy, mining and forestry issues for The Wilderness Society in Australia. He subsequently worked as a consultant on fundraising and training issues for non-profit groups in Australia and New Zealand. In 1992 he was entered on the United Nations Environment Program Global 500 Roll of Honour for an outstanding contribution to the protection of the environment.

6:30pm Monday 9th November 2009

Sans Frontiers Room, Kindness House, Level 2, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Cost: Gold coin donation

For readings:

http://www.prwatch.org/blog/7

http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741752175

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