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Robert Bergen

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A former journalist, Bob Bergen specialized in reporting on the Canadian Forces for 25 years. In addition to his domestic coverage, he also covered Canadian deployments to the Middle East, Cyprus, Cold War Europe, Croatia and Bosnia. Bob's Ph.D. thesis researched the story of the Canadian air force's role during the 1999 Kosovo air war and the Canadian Forces' management of the Canadian news media in Ottawa and Aviano, Italy, during the war. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CMSS and teaches the Canadian Military Journalism course at the U of C every spring. Dr. Bergen graduated with a PHD in Strategic Studies in November 2005. His thesis is entitled, "Balkan Rats and Balkan Bats: The Art of Managing Canada's News Media During the Kosovo air War."

Thesis Title

Balkan Rats and Balkan Bats: The art of managing Canada's news media during the Kosovo air war.
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