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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...
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, 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.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Kumi Naidoo OPINION: PARIS (Greenpeace International/Pacific Media Watch): The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal - the so-called Paris Agreement - ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
David Robie COMMENT: This girl is featured on the front cover of my 2014 book - Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face (Little Island Press). It was taken in 1983 at Independence Park, Vanuatu, during the Nuclear -...
Sunday, October 18, 2015
David Robie COMMENT: IT was a privilege for the Pacific Media Centre to be among the 27 global stakeholders involved in a progress feedback workshop for the European Union-funded €2.5 million violent conflict...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
David Robie profiles the World Without War conference in Auckland at the weekend.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
David Robie  OPINION: The Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders’ summit in Honiara this week must go down as the most shameful since the organisation was founded two decades ago.
Monday, June 22, 2015
A PROGRESS report on the new Eyes of Fire – it's very different from previous editions, with an even greater emphasis on the Rongelap and Polynesian casualties of American and French nuclear testing in the...
Monday, April 20, 2015
David Robie ANALYSIS: While the Multinational Observer Group’s final report on the first post-coup Fiji general election since 2006 last week found the poll “credible” - as expected based on its...
Friday, April 10, 2015
David Robie CAFE PACIFIC: PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH’S Alistar Kata has just filed an interesting report about the virtual “shut out” of no-mining critics in Bougainville in the lead-up to the elections next...
Monday, March 9, 2015
PACIFIC commentator Barbara Dreaver called last week’s spying on the Pacific neighbours controversy a storm in a teacup. Or perhaps it was more like a coconet tempest.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
David Robie: OPINION: Nine years ago two Paris-based filmmakers, Jerôme Lambert and Philippe Picard, who have directed many documentaries for French public television, made a controversial documentary, Cabu:...