About the Author
Writer, broadcaster, journalist, and educator, Peter Desbarats was dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario when he was asked to join the Somalia Inquiry in 1995. Before that, he had spent three decades as a journalist in Montreal, London (U.K.), Winnipeg, and the Ottawa Press Gallery with the Montreal Gazette, Reuters, the Winnipeg Tribune, the Montreal Star, the CBC, the Toronto Star, and Global Television. A frequently quoted expert on media, he has written extensively on this topic and lectured in Canada, the United States, and overseas. His eleven books include a best-selling biography of René Lévesque, the authoritative Guide to Canadian News Media, as well as several volumes of stories and verses for children.