Bob Burton (journalist)

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Bob Burton is a freelance journalist and public relations analyst based in Canberra, the capital of Australia.

He worked until the early 1990s as a researcher and campaigner on energy, mining and forestry issues for The Wilderness Society in Australia.

He has been a contributor to PR Watch since 1997. He has also edited the website of mining industry watchdog, the Mineral Policy Institute. He commenced as part-time editor of SourceWatch (then known as Disinfopedia) in October 2003.

With New Zealander Nicky Hager he co-authored Secrets and Lies, detailing the campaign on behalf of Timberlands West Coast Limited, a State-owned enterprise in New Zealand, by public relations firm Shandwick (now Weber Shandwick Worldwide).