Tuesday, January 17, 2017
David Robie REVIEW: Media coverage of the decapitation and other atrocities against journalists has heightened global awareness of just how dangerous the profession of journalists is when covering war zones, corruption...
Saturday, December 10, 2016
ANALYSIS: On International Anti-Corruption Day today, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is highlighting the important role that journalists play in exposing scandals, sometimes at the highest government level, and the...
Sunday, November 27, 2016
By Elena Cavalione of Euronews
IN A world torn apart by conflicts old and new, the issue of the media’s role seems to have growing importance.
Media coverage of atrocities committed during wars is opening...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By DAVID ROBIE on Aneityum, Vanuatu
She had the most enchanting smile, even though she had lost her baby teeth. Her toothless grin turned out to be perfect for the role.
The five-year-old girl had her face...
Friday, July 29, 2016
By DAVID ROBIE
SURPRISING that a conference involving some of the brightest minds in journalism education from around the world should be ignored by New Zealand’s local media.
Some 220 people from 43...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Cyclone Winston is considered to be the deadliest cyclone to hit the South Pacific region. The Australian tropical cyclone scale and the Winston Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale both measured Winston as a category...
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Dana Wensley OPINION: There are as many ways to control the media as there are styles of government. The continuing ban on TVNZ reporter Barbara Dreaver by the Fiji government is part of an ongoing slip in freedom of...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
John L. Momis: SPEECH: An edited presentation by the Bougainville governor to the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum in Cairns, Australia, on May 15-17.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
OPINION: By Rev Benny Giay
LAST MONDAY, Indonesian police arrested more than 1600 people in Jayapura, Papua. They were rallying in support of a coalition of groups representing West Papuans’ aspirations...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Red Batario: BACKGROUNDER: After a brutal fortnight for journalists in the Philippines last year, in which three broadcasters were shot dead, the International News Safety Institute spoke to veteran Filipino journalist...
Monday, April 4, 2016
Savo Heleta: OPINION: Public outreach or engagement is not valued enough in universities where the emphasis is on research journal articles with tiny readerships for communication.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Alex Wellerstein: ANALYSIS: Castle BRAVO, detonated on 1 March 1954, symbolises the grim realities of the thermonuclear age. This article reflects on the greatest single radiological disaster in US history.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
On Nuclear-Free and Independent Pacific Day, David Robie tells of how the ID of a mystery five-year-old girl on the cover of one of his books was revealed more than three decades later.
So the mystery is finally...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
David Robie: COMMENTARY: Comments from the AsiaPacificReport.nz and video launch at Auckland University of Technology.
Monday, January 25, 2016
John Pilger: ANALYSIS: This truth has no place in the Australian consciousness. Among settler nations with indigenous populations, apart from a facile “apology” in 2008, only Australia has refused to come to...