Mark Bourrie

  • Mark Bourrie is quickly emerging as the country’s leading expert and author on censorship. He holds a PhD in history and is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Ottawa.

    Mark is an award-winning writer and a respected military historian with academic qualifications that give heft to his views. He has been a consultant to the Canadian War Museum on censorship, propaganda, and news coverage, and has written two very well received books on information control: The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada’s Media in World War Two and Kill the Messengers: Stephen Harper’s Assault on Your Right to Know. His latest book, The Killing Game, was released in March 2016.

    A recipient of the National Magazine Award, Mark has been a member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery since 1994. He lectures on propaganda and censorship at the Department of National Defence School of Public Affairs and periodically teaches courses on media history, censorship, and propaganda at Carleton University and in Canadian Studies at the University of Ottawa.