Université du Québec à Montréal
And while on the theme of the media and Arctic coverage.
Arctic expert Rob Huebert observed this morning that Russia’s 2007 flag planting in the North Pole generated much media coverage and discussion about Russia challenging Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.
He contrasted this with 2009 events when two Russian bomber planes flew near Canadian Arctic airspace. He suggested that the 2009 events were a much more serious challenge from Russia but that because there’s no extensive footage of the events for TV, the event has dropped of the radar and is seldom revisited in the media.
Meanwhile he said, the media dwells on the flag planting incident when discussing Russia’s ambitious in the North, even through it’s a much less serious event.
Lots of people nodding around me after Huebert finished.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca